Student Voice & Student Choice
We want to consider how both student voice and student choice are a part of what we do, and how both guide us in the journey to becoming a school where every student creates their own learning plan.
To activate student voice and student choice is to involve students in the decisions about teaching and learning.
How are we making this happen at Nanjing International School?
We provide opportunities for students to make decisions around when, where, and what they learn, and how learning is demonstrated. No student learns in the same way.
When students are involved in planning their own learning, it leads to higher levels of engagement and deeper understanding.
As an inclusive school, we ensure opportunities exist for all learners to grow and achieve success. We create and provide whatever is necessary to ensure that all of our students have access to meaningful learning.
We believe there should be education for everyone without distinction.
Blend Digital & Face-to-Face Learning
We believe that it is necessary to have effective tools to optimise teaching and learning.
We incorporate technologies with elements of digital and face-to-face learning to enhance possibilities over when, what, why, where and how students learn.
Trial and Error Culture
At most "good" schools, when you're doing well, the easiest thing is to play it safe, keep the status quo, and not change too much. At NIS, if it fails, we'll change it and try again. This culture includes risk taking, learning form failure, and developing an open-minded attitude.
Making mistakes allows a student not just to find the right answer, but other students to learn from the mistake as well.
We equip our learners with the skills that allow them to connect and thrive outside their comfort zone: when they start at college, work, or any other new environment.