The Friends' School

Practices to support student wellbeing

Clemes YogaDifferentiation: Teachers at Friends are committed to differentiating the curriculum. Carol Tomlinson (2000), a noted expert on differentiation, points out that research has proven that students are more successful when they are taught based on their own readiness levels, interests and learning profiles.

Differentiated instruction is an approach that assumes there is a diversity of learners in every classroom and that all of those learners can be reached if a variety of methods and activities are used.

Mindfulness: The benefits of mindfulness include – increased focus and concentration, increased resilience and reduced stress, helps to manage attention, improved memory, improved quality of life, improved academic results, improved sleep quality, improved mood, improved immune system.

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