Creating a Supportive Environment for Students: Strategies for Parents and Educators in Bangalore
Parents and educators understand the significance of creating a supportive environment that nurtures not only academic excellence but also the overall well-being of students. The Canadian International School (CIS) in Bangalore has taken a proactive approach to this, fostering an environment where students can thrive academically and emotionally. We have successfully devised strategies that can be beneficial for both parents and educators to support the students.
Fostering a positive environment
At CIS, we understand that starting a new school can be a big change. That is why CIS started their STudent Ambassador program to support new students acclimate to their new learning environment. CIS Ambassadors ensure that new students connect with other students socially to create a nurturing environment for our new CIS Community members. as the CIS Student Ambassadors also help students navigate the routines set in classrooms and on campus that contributes to building strong student and teacher relationships. As we welcome new learners across the year through rolling admissions, our students understand how tricky it can be for new students to join a new school and want them to feel right at home. Our students are the best!.
CIS also understands how a strong counseling program provides individualized attention for learners of all ages. Our Elementary, Secondary, and Boarding counselors have experience working with students and parents from a variety of diverse cultures.. Counseling at CIS involves a partnership between students, our counselors, teachers, school leaders, and parents. We develop trust by listening to students as they express and explore their emotions, set personal goals, and are nurtured and challenged appropriately to succeed.
Individualized Attention and Student-Teacher Relationships
Strong student-teacher relationships are the cornerstones of creating our supportive environment . At CIS, we provide individualized attention to students as well as opportunities for peers to work together to create solutions to problems they encounter. The student to teacher ratio averages 7:1 across the school, with class sizes limited to 24 students. Our advisory program runs with even smaller numbers so that students and adults can form trusting and lasting relationships. . Our PreK to Grade 12 teachers are experts in differentiating instruction to cater to the unique learning needs of each student in their classrooms. This includes varying the support and oversight a child may need to be successful in a new academic or social learning opportunity.
Our Learning Support (LS) Team helps students help themselves through building strategies to overcome certain difficulties all learners encounter from time to time. This team provides in-class support to identified students across our campus, ensuring that learners receive the necessary help to reach their own full potential. This could be a temporary support to students who may struggle with a particular concept or skill, or a more formalized Individual Education Plan (IEP) that address longer term strategies and needs for the learner.