Our Meaningfull Skills
Trinity Spiral School is devoted to promote the implementation of concrete programs that allow teachers to couch skills essential to later stages of life.
|Our Meaningful Skills|
|Problem solving skills|
Students need the ability to solve complex problems in real time. As society advances, so will the complexity of its manageable conflicts. The more we focus on students’ ability to devise effective solutions to real-world problems, the more successful those students will become.
Students must possess the ability to collaborate seamlessly in both physical and virtual spaces, with real and virtual partners globally.
Creativity is a vital outlet that inspires students to see who they are and what they can do, and to realize what they can accomplish. It is fundamental that this side of any student is allowed to shine forth in their learning.
The values and beliefs of our kids are defined by how well they communicate with others. Encouraging them to develop and honor every aspect of their communication skills will serve them well in both their personal and professional lives.
|Analytic thinking skills|
Students need the ability to think analytically because it allow students to deal practically with problems of a social, mathematical, and scientific nature. It empowers them to make effective and level-headed decisions in their lives and relationships.
Mindfulness is a whole body-mind state of awareness that involves ‘tuning in’ to the present moment, with openness and curiosity, instead of ‘tuning out’ from experience. Mindfulness is a state of being fully awake to life – being aware and undistracted in the present moment. It is about focusing attention on the present, rather than thinking about the past or worrying about the future- which is often our brain’s default mode.
The benefits of mindfulness with children.
|Social and emotional development|
Social and emotional learning is about learning how to manage feelings, manage friendships and solve problems. These are essential life skills that support wellbeing and positive mental health. Social and emotional skills promote children’s ability to cope with difﬁculties and help to prevent mental health problems. Children who have developed social and emotional skills ﬁnd it easier to manage themselves, relate to others, resolve conﬂict, and feel positive about themselves and the world around them. Teaching children social and emotional skills helps to promote resilience – the capacity to cope and stay healthy in spite of the negative things that happen through life. Research has shown that children’s learning is influenced by a range of social and emotional factors. How well children do at school is affected by things such as:
|Executive Functions Skills|
Early childhood, ages 2-7, is the perfect time to begin introducing Executive Function Skills to children. Executive functions are complex cognitive processes necessary for planning, organizing, guiding, revising, regulating, and evaluating behavior necessary to adapt effectively to the environment and to achieve goals (Bauermeister, 2008).
Executive functioning involves abilities and processes vital for daily life such as:
Working memory: a limited capacity system that allows the temporary storage and processing of information. It is a workspace in which specific information is available for its manipulation and transformation during a limited period of time. Planning: the ability to set goals, develop action plans to achieve those goals, and to choose the most appropriate actions based on the anticipation of consequences. Reasoning: the ability to consciously solve problems of all kinds by establishing causal relationships between them. Flexibility: the ability to adjust behavior to changing environmental circumstances. Inhibition: the ability to ignore impulses or irrelevant information–both internal and external–when performing a task. Decision making: the ability to select between possible alternatives, after weighing the outcomes and consequences of all available options. Time estimation: the ability to estimate the passage of time and duration of a task or event. Dual-task: the ability to perform two different-modality tasks simultaneously while directing constant attention to both. Branching (Multitasking): the ability to organize and effectively perform multiple concurrent tasks by combining them, while keeping in mind the goal of each task.