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When Families and Schools Work Together, Students Get the Best Education.

Welcome to learning and developing at EISB.  Our “Next Level” focus means that a student’s entire educational experience is to develop them to be successful at that next level whatever that may be.  Although that pathway includes preparation for International Baccalaureate Diploma or an American Advance Placement exams opening doors to university admission, an EISB graduate comes away with much more than test grades.  More importantly, they come away with tangible, identifiable and demonstrated skills that foster success at the next level whatever that is chosen to be.

Supporting a student in EISB’s skills-based and independent learning environment involves nurturing their self-confidence, fostering their curiosity, and providing guidance when needed. Ultimately, it’s about empowering your child to become a self-reliant and capable learner and individual, who has demonstrate skills in learning quickly, discerning information, problem-solving and innovation and effectively communicating results. 

Below are some practical ways to support your child’s academic development through any of EISB’s programs:

  • Understand the School’s Philosophy: Familiarize yourself with the school’s educational philosophy and approach. This will help you align your support with the school’s goals and values.
  • Promote Independence: Encourage your child to take ownership of their learning. Support their efforts to set goals, plan their studies, and manage their time effectively. This may involve allowing them to make choices about their coursework and extracurricular activities.
  • Encourage participation: Key to learning at EISB is the willingness to participate in lessons. Staying quiet and waiting for someone to tell the exactly what to do is safe, but does little in furthering development. Participation also includes being proactive in asking questions and seeking help.  The more a students does, the more effective the learning experience.
  • Support Failure:  At EISB, students are encouraged to take risks, try new things, and reach high goals.  Failure is a part of the learning process.  Here, parents can do a lot to encourage risk-taking, try new things, and overall when failure comes, teach them acceptance, resilience and overall, not quit.
  • Effective Communication: Maintain open and effective communication with your child. Ask about their goals, interests, and challenges. Listen actively and provide guidance when needed.
  • Create a Learning-Friendly Environment: Establish a conducive learning environment at home. Ensure that your child has access to necessary resources, such as books, technology, and study materials. Minimize distractions and provide a quiet space for focused work.
  • Encourage Skill Development: Emphasize the importance of skill development. Discuss with your child the skills they are acquiring at school and how these skills can be applied in real-life situations. Support their interests in extracurricular activities that align with skill development.
  • Time Management and Organization: Help your child develop strong time management and organizational skills. Teach them how to create schedules, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines. Provide tools like calendars and planners to assist them.
  • Provide Real-Life Experiences: Encourage your child to apply their skills and knowledge in real-life situations. This could involve internships, volunteering, or personal projects that align with their interests and career goals.
  • Celebrate Achievements: Celebrate your child’s accomplishments, no matter how small. Acknowledge their progress in acquiring skills and their efforts in becoming more independent learners.

  • Support Networking: Encourage your child to build a network of mentors, peers, and professionals in their chosen field. Attend school events and meetings to connect with other parents who may provide valuable insights.
  • Stay Informed: Stay informed about your child’s coursework, projects, and progress. Attend school meetings and parent-teacher conferences to discuss your child’s performance and receive feedback from teachers.
  • Foster Critical Thinking: Emphasize the importance of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Engage your child in discussions that encourage them to think analytically and explore different perspectives.
  • Respect Their Choices: Respect your child’s choices, even if they diverge from your own preferences. Independence includes making choices, and it’s important for your child to feel supported in their decisions.
  • Balance and Well-Being: Encourage your child to maintain a healthy balance between academics, skill development, and personal well-being. Stress the importance of physical and mental health.
  • College and Career Planning: Start discussions about college and career aspirations early. Help your child explore potential educational and career paths that align with their skills and interests. Arrange meetings with the school guidance counselor to prepare a pathway for the next level.

When parents and schools work together, students accomplish amazing things.

For further information on EISB education and supporting your student’s education, please contact the office or a class teacher.

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