The school takes pride in its team of highly qualified teaching faculty each of whom brings his/her unique educational experiences and specialty in a particular field to the school. Apart from playing their traditional role in the class-rooms, teachers are also involved in other aspects of a student’s education in the school. These include organizing and implementing extra-curricular activities, running the school’s various committees, heading the Editorial Board or conducting training sessions on a specialized topic for fellow teachers.
SCHILLER is a dynamic, vibrant workplace where staff are highly valued and respected for the gifts and talents they bring to our school community. Staff are given many opportunities for professional learning and career development, and are well supported when undertaking new learning experiences and acquiring new skills.
While our curriculum covers all the essentials—reading, math, science, history, arts, and humanities—it also provides opportunities for a wide range of experiences, from trying various forms of visual and performing arts (such as mural painting, above) to taking overnight camping trips. The Well’s approach by educators encourages every student to try everything, but also allows children to dive deep into areas of personal interest. Through various workshops our educator’s team learn that trying something new doesn’t necessarily mean they ultimately have to be good at it, but that exploration is key to discovering strengths and addressing weaknesses, as well as broadening horizons.
Case studies are stories that are used as a teaching tool to show the application of a theory or concept to real situations. Dependent on the goal they are meant to fulfill, cases can be fact-driven and deductive where there is a correct answer, or they can be context driven where multiple solutions are possible.