WHAT ARE YOU, the student, DOING ABOUT YOUR LEARNING?
Sutherland Teachers incorporate student reflection on the unit's targeted Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills & strategies to promote student ownership over their own learning.
Approaches to learning skills are the life long skills students need to be successful in life. The ATL skills are broken into 10 clusters that are apart of one of the 5 ATL skill categories:
Communication Communication skills
Social Collaboration skills
Self-management Organization skills, affective skills, & reflection skills
Research Information literacy skills, & media literacy skills
Thinking Critical-thinking skills, creative-thinking skills, &
Sutherland teachers develop learning experiences centered on specific ATL skills as a means for allowing students multiple opportunities to use and develop these life long skills. When specific ATL skills become the center of teaching and learning students are able to take full responsibility of their own learning. A concept-driven curriculum is united around the development of the approaches to learning skills in all students. These skills are at the forefront of units and the teachers use the content of the activity to build the skill.