From the Principal's Desk...

Welcome to American School, where education means all round development of the child. This is a school that has a mission to make each child achieve his and her best. American school is the realization of a dream of a visionary.

The tag line "Because every child is unique ensures that each child is educated in the way he or she learns the best". Thus its like catering to each child in a special way individually. Someone has rightly said – "You can teach a student a lesson for a day: but if you can teach him or her to learn by curiosity, he or she will continue the learning process as long as he or she lives."

There are many skills that children will need in order to be successful in the 21st century. Here are a few of the most important 21st century skills:

  • Ability to collaborate, work in teams.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Oral presentation skills.
  • Written.
  • Ability to use technology.
  • Willingness to examine civic and global issues.
  • Ability to conduct research to learn about issues and concepts.
  • Chance to learn about new career opportunities.

In the ideal 21st century classroom, kids are actually excited about going to school, and there are little or no discipline problems because everyone is eager to learn. In this type of classroom activities and lessons are related to the community, whether local or global. Students collaborate with people from different schools and different countries to learn about issues that affect us all, as well as how we can solve them today and in the future.

The curriculum in the classroom is designed to incorporate many skills and intelligence levels, and makes use of technology and multimedia. The lessons are not based on textbooks, instead they are project based. Skills and content are learned through their research and projects, and textbooks are provided as one of many possible resources.

A new addition to 21st century curriculum is the study of green education and environmental issues. Kids are taught awareness of their world and real experts such as scientist and politicians are brought in to answer student's questions.

New schools in the 21st century will be bright and spacious, and kids will have room for group projects and individual assignments. Walls will be hung with student work, and there will be places for students to put on performances for their parents and members of the community. Students have full access to technology and, if possible, every student will have a laptop.

Within the school there will be labs and learning centers, as well as studios for art, music, theatre, and so on. Each classroom will be equipped with a television so that all students can watch school productions and other school presentations.

While it may take some time before schools and teachers are equipped to properly educate in the 21st century once they are the results will be dramatic. Children will be engaged and eager to learn. In fact, they will carry on learning at home and over holidays, and they will have the resources they need to keep learning no matter where they are. This ability to foster a love of learning is truly the role of education in the 21st century.

Principal
Mrs. Rajwinder Kaur
Principal
(Msc(IT),B.ED)
Contact:   98152 48358,   80543 42636, email: americanschool034@gmail.com