The Aquila School Dubai | Distance Learning

DISTANCE LEARNING

ISP Schools put learners and learning first. Our schools are ready for distance learning, and our education team is challenging our teachers to think about the following things to ensure the amazing learning is continuous for our pupils.

  • A clear focus on learning
  • Emotions and motivation
  • Attention and engagement
  • Sharing and connecting
  • Practical meaning making
  • Pacing and spacing
  • Invite feedback

OUR STUDENTS

While our pupils are used to learning inside and outside of the classroom, we know the idea of home learning can raise some questions. As our pupils get ready to learn from home, our Education team at ISP Schools share some things that they can think about to help ensure the amazing learning doesn’t stop.

  • Environment
  • Establish a daily routine for learning
  • Identify your learning space/s
  • Minimise distractions
  • Learning
  • Focus on one thing at a time
  • Take regular breaks
  • Be actively engage
  • Apply your learning
  • Reflection
  • Reflect on your learning
  • Self-assess
  • Ask for help, support and feedback
  • Give feedback to your teacher
  • Get social and share

OUR FAMILIES

We understand there are a lot of questions about what home learning is going to look like over the coming weeks. Our Education team share some points for families to consider during this time, ensuring that the amazing learning of our students continues.

  • Establish routines and expectations for learning at home
    • create a timetable based on learning times the class teacher
    • review what, when, how and where will they be learning every day 
  • Define physical space/s for learning with your child
    • ask them what kind of environment best supports their learning
    • be mindful this may change depending on the learning they are engaged in
  • Get actively involved in your child’s learning
    • ask questions, show curiosity, help them to process their thinking, inquire together
  • Support your child’s wellbeing
    • talk openly about any concerns they have
    • make sure they take regular breaks
    • build physical activity into the day
  • Create guidelines for online safety together
    • time spent online and general e-safety
  • Support collaboration
    • make sure your child has access to support from their friends and classmates
  • Monitor communication from the school/teachers
    • make sure you know who to contact if you have any questions about your child’s learning

If you have any questions on any of the above, please contact your child’s classroom teacher or school leadership team. We are here to help and support anyway we can.

TESTIMONIALS

Anayah had an amazing day learning lessons through materials posted by you all and it is overwhelming to see her enjoy every bit of your hard work, Thank you so much for making it a success. It seemed she was in an actual classroom because it was interactive in a way she could participate in between. This is to appreciate all your support and hard work! Also attaching Anayah’s work. She finished all the lessons independently and extra resources too, which is extraordinary maybe because she was missing school so loved doing all the work.

Mother of Anayah, Year 2 child, on distance learning

Thanks, Mr Mclaren – we’re impressed with you too. When I got home at lunchtime yesterday, I was flabbergasted to find Zainah running around the front room in her trainers – “I’m doing my PE” – amazing, to coin a phrase!

Mark Evans

Father of two children in Year 6 and Year 7 , (also the BSO inspector who enrolled his children in the school!), on distance learning

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