Practices at Trillium Creek Primary School
We will practice…
- Creating a positive, nurturing, engaging, and
fun atmosphere in the classroom and throughout the school to become a school
community where everyone belongs, learns, is known and is respected as an
- Providing opportunities and access to a
guaranteed curriculum because each person has a right to learn, to achieve, to
dream, and to be accepted.
- Starting from a place of observation and
noticing what a child brings to his/her learning as a way to understand what
and how to best teach as opposed to talking about what a child doesn’t know or
can’t do yet.
- Challenging children academically so each child
is on a learning trajectory that will enable them to demonstrate, apply and
extend their knowledge, skills, thinking.
- Developing social skills through a strong
collaborative because treating one another with kindness and respectfully is
important to bridging cultures and working collectively to solve world
- Teaching the social/emotional curriculum because
resiliency, self-advocacy, working together and communicating with others are
essential to each child’s success academically, socially, and emotionally.
- Listening to a child’s and watching their
non-verbal behaviors, expressions, gestures, and words because we must first
understand a child (judgment free) in order to provide necessary, appropriate
- Partnering and communicating with parents and
our community in multiple ways because educating children takes all of us as we
partner together to serve our community.
- Learning as a professional community by using
our time together to enhance our individual and collective understanding of the
children we serve, knowing that our study will lead to effective instructional
practices and high achievement for each child.
- Being passionate educators and demanding high
expectations of ourselves and our students because the future of our world
depends on the education we provide.
- Fostering linguistic and cultural equity across
our school community because global competence is needed in the 21st
Century by all and we have a responsibility to engage in inquiry about other
cultures and our world.
The children of the 21st Century deserve our best! The future of our world depends on our
beliefs, our actions, and our instructional practices in order to become the
leaders of tomorrow.