The classroom is where most of the learning begins. For this reason, classrooms are meant to provide students with a clam yet disciplined atmosphere. In order to achieve this, we employ a ‘Constructivist’ style of teaching. Using this style of teaching grants every teacher the opportunity to become more than just a student supervisor, but a ‘Learning Guide’ for each student. In the classroom, every student is encouraged to become independent thinkers, and reason logically. Problem solving techniques are imbibed into the learning scheme to give students a boost in their mental maturity which in turn assists them in their academic growth.
Unlike traditional classrooms where students work alone with very little assistance, where the ‘current state of mind’ of each students is not fully taken into consideration, or where teachers care less if the student is able to use what he/she has learnt as long as they ‘seem to understand it’, SFS’s classroom activities center around the ‘properties’ of each and every child. Granted, each child thinks and reasons differently.
To efficiently manage this, students are placed in work groups during project sessions. Despite the sometimes irrelevant nature of questions the students might ask, each teacher strives to answer all. This is done in order to make the child feel important. The teachers constantly remain interactive with students while take note of a student’s point of view on a matter.