Our curriculum is guided by recommended best practices for bridging the gap between traditional education and the worldly skills required for the rapidly changing 21st century. We implement philosophy and methodology from experts at the World Economic Forum, UNESCO, and Harvard University to form our future-minded curriculum. We believe in evidence-based approaches to teaching and nurturing young minds that have proven life-changing results.
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.