Meeting Students Where They Are.
“The most universal quality is diversity” Michel de Montaigne
Creative Learning provides wisdom beyond books and tests. We give every student the opportunity to make the most of his or her individual talents to enjoy education and realize success. We aim to create a learning environment that celebrates each individual and provides learning opportunities that are meaningful.
While books and tests remain important at St. Thomas More Catholic School, our faculty and staff believe every student brings unique gifts and talents into the classroom. At the start of every other school year, we survey students to identify their learning styles and multiple intelligences. Most of our educators have completed over 80 hours of training to apply differentiation in the classroom, a reflection of our dedication to making learning relevant and fun for every student.
Differentiated instruction stems from the theory that students learn best as they correlate the curriculum with their unique interests and experiences. Rather than “one size fits all” teaching, differentiated instruction may offer students a choice of tasks and activities to learn in their own way. For a particular assignment, a teacher may offer challenging choices appropriate for different learning styles and while encouraging students to work collaboratively to find the answers.
Each fall St. Thomas More Catholic School celebrates its commitment to our 21st century vision of differentiation combining technology and student talent. The result is Curriculum Night, an evening of student collaborative innovative presentations. This evening showcases our students as they shine in a variety of the core subjects including religion and the fine arts.
At Curriculum Night last fall, the students in 4S showed off their superb knowledge of the rain forest with a whimsical puppet show.