7 CORE SKILLS
We developed our mission and our goals around some of the major problems facing the world today. These problems can be resolved by producing specific outcomes in today’s students. These outcomes are achieved when students are able to effectively apply our seven Core Skills. Our Core Skills are developed through our Core Competencies, engaging topics, inquiry-based and student focused-lessons, and series of comprehensive assessments and projects.
• Can solve problems independently
• Understands cause and effect
• Uses planning, logic and order
Ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict.
Ability to communicate ideas, knowledge, and information with others effectively and the ability to work with various personalities and resolve group conflicts efficiently.
Traditional academic skills and knowledge are a key part of any education, but our world demands more. That’s why our curriculum teaches valuable life skills, called Shiminly Skills. These skillsets, which include qualities such as empathy and responsibility, are a vital component of all Shiminly lessons and establish a practical foundation for successful global citizenship.
Learning at Shiminly is a collaborative process, wherein we allow students to have some control over their learning experience. Giving students some choice in their learning experience makes it personally relevant, and giving students the opportunity to practice their new skills in real-world situations makes it more so. This process leads to increased understanding and recall, and our teaching methods motivate them to use and refine these skills.
Every Shiminly lesson is aligned with official educational standards, including Common Core, NGSS, and CPALMS. The highly recommended methods we use in our authentic, exploratory curricula are designed to meet the demands of the future. Our special learning plans were developed by a team of international educators with more than 50 years of collective experience designing instructional materials for all ages.
Virtual teaching is entirely different from video learning. Instead of passively watching a teacher, Shiminly students are constantly engaged. Our teaching is dynamic and facilitates interaction among the participant. Each child receives constant feedback, necessary corrections, and direct, personalized instruction that addresses their specific needs. Shiminly’s teaching guides students to also build their human skills, an important part of their holistic development.
Our talented educators create an enriching and motivating environment where students are challenged to take learning risks, yet feel safe enough to explore and experiment with new skills and information. Shiminly teaching staff have the experience and training to close the gap between 21st-century students and traditional teaching methods. In addition to undergoing specialized Shiminly training, our instructors have both classroom and online teaching experience, and have worked in international schools all over the world. Our delivery methods and warm, positive instructors can meet any academic, social, or emotional needs that students might have.
“A reskilling imperative… Proficiency in new technologies is only one part of the 2022 skills equation, however, as ‘human’ skills such as creativity, originality and initiative, critical thinking, persuasion and negotiation will likewise retain or increase their value, as will attention to detail, resilience, flexibility and complex problem-solving. Emotional intelligence, leadership and social influence as well as service orientation also see an outsized increase in demand relative to their current prominence.”
“The Future of Jobs Report 2018,” from World Economic Forum