Collaborative Planning: Integrating curricula across subjects
TGSB Middle School collaborates on projects across subjects to make learning relevant, connected, and engaging. The middle school program (Grade 5-7) gives students a choice while maintaining a firm grounding in foundational subjects. Students are able to choose their own arts, PE, and Language courses, empowering, supporting, and challenging them to take control of their own learning program.
Throughout the middle school years, we focus on developing students’ critical thinking skills – to question, challenge, and seek to discover answers and solutions for themselves. The program is structured and delivered in order to enable the students to become independent thinkers, to work with friends and peers, and to discover rather than to be told. This truly unique and progressive program retains an absolute focus on the social and emotional development of children at this exciting and important age and stage.
Classrooms are backed with Project-based learning and Problem-Based Learning in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge. Discussions in classrooms often dazzle with stories of fanciful robots, exotic materials, and whimsical ideas for cross-disciplinary projects. These impressive discussions on projects such as Aquaponics and Hydroponics System, vermicompost, Biofiltration System showcase the amazing things students can do and create.
Middle School Maker Journey: Review, Rethink, and Retool
Let the change-makers take the charge……