Various support is at hand
One of the learning objectives at the Berlin International School is to "ensure that both the faculty and the curriculum take into account individual learning styles, needs and levels of ability of the diverse student body in both instruction and assessment". We follow the teaching philosophy and practice of the IB through our curricular programmes.
Goals and Objectives
- Both in Primary and Secondary, students are either supported in class, or given additional small group or one-on-one learning support by the Learning Specialists.
- Within that framework, we aim to respond to the needs of students presenting: learning disabilities; social and behavioral difficulties; and adjustment, emotional and psychological disorders. We aim to provide an environment that allows students to develop and progress to the best of their potential in an inclusive environment.
B.I.S. follows an inclusion model through differentiation. Teachers are expected to differentiate their lessons, and be open to different kinds of learning styles: This enables students to access the curriculum in a way which is adapted to their needs.
Social and Behavioral Difficulties
Social integration and an appropriate behavioral attitude are essential components to success and fulfillment at school. For most students, this involves a healthy working relationship between teacher and students. Teachers at B.I.S. are expected to take the time to foster relationships with both students and their families, to ensure continuity of care and adequate educational development in our students.
For some students, social and behavioral difficulties are directly related to their learning disabilities. In some cases, the learning specialists may address these issues with students, such as developing more appropriate social skills. This can occasionally be done in cooperation with the School Counselor.