At the heart of Surrey Schools is a district-wide shared vision for learning – Learning by Design – where we prepare our learners for a world in which they think creatively and critically, communicate skillfully, and demonstrate care for self and others. Learning by Design has three core aspects – Learning, Structures, and Tools –…

Parents and care-givers are an integral part of a child’s education. The continuous communication of a child’s learning provides parents with the ability to ‘see’ what their child is learning, how that learning is progressing, and what they can do to support that learning.” Henderson and Berla Communicating student learning (CSL) is interwoven with curriculum…

Social and Emotional Learning is inextricably linked to school and life success. Empirical research indicates that well-designed, well-implemented, teacher-taught SEL curricula can achieve multiple benefits that include significant improvement in students’ social-emotional development, behaviour and academic performance.” Durlak Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which young people acquire and effectively apply the…

Teachers … use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” Kazantzakis Instructional strategies are carefully crafted by teachers to enrich learning experiences for all students. Effective instructional strategies are anchored by curriculum design and formative assessment…