One of the main prerequisites for learning is the well-being of individuals.
The Thomas More school pays great attention to the training of its teachers. Psychologists, pedagogues and philosophical consultants work at school with the task of monitoring and intervening on the individual or on the class group, with the aim of inducing reflection, conducting discussions in a safe and controlled context, accompanying the growth and development of autonomous thinking.
The development of emotional intelligence is taken care of by didactic methodologies and specific paths, that allow students to find a welcoming and regulating environments at school while compensating, when necessary, educational criticalities. In the care and attention to well-being, building self-esteem in children and students is given great importance. A student who feels good becomes good. And as often happens, it is only the teacher's gaze that is key to bring out the potential of each student.
One of the main school goals is to work on relationships: between peers, in-between teachers and students, between staff.
In the classroom, working on relationships between peers and with teachers means teaching methods that allow for a continuous exchange of ideas, proposals and information, to which everyone contributes. Cooperative teaching, flipped classroom, group work, debates, educational outings, team building camps with overnight stays, are some of the strategies that all classes experiment in daily school life, from primary school on.
The study of foreign languages takes place from the first grade of primary school with 9 hours a week of English and 2 of Spanish. In secondary school, the teaching offer of foreign languages provides an enhancement – when compared to the ordinary offer. In particular, the school offers 5 hours of English in middle school and 6 hours in the two years of high school; 3 hours of Spanish in middle school and 2 hours for high school.
An integral part of the foreign language lessons are the annual science, empathy, geography, mathematics, philosophy and history projects.
In the didactic path of primary and lower secondary school, music and physical education are essential
disciplines from the perspective of the overall formation of the individual.
Children are accompanied in the use and listening of an instrument from the first days of school, paying
particular attention to the development of coordination and motor skills.