An Islamic education
An Averroes education fully mainstreams the development of students’ Islamic identity and practice. Each class and activity is designed to introduce students to a range of topics essential to understanding themselves as Muslims in today’s world. The knowledge and skills they learn hone their ability to bring their understanding of Islam to bear on the problems of their time, and the ideas and practices of the world.
Social and emotional learning
Social and emotional intelligence is one of the strongest predictors of future success (along with intelligence and conscientiousness). Emotionally intelligent people perform better in school and jobs, and have better health and wellbeing outcomes (https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/bul-bul0000219.pdf).
Averroes makes SEL a priority across disciplines, which allows teachers to afford students a freedom of thought and values that is closely guided but not imposed. It requires time and therefore sacrifice of class time in other subjects, but the data supports that the payoff for developing SEL is higher for students in high school and in their future schooling, work, personal and spiritual lives.
Holistic education is a comprehensive approach to teaching that recognizes that learning is done best when students’ whole person is engaged, rather than just segments of their experience. Curriculum is designed to address students' emotional, social, ethical, spiritual, and academic lives, and to apply critical-thinking skills toward solving real-world problems. In each class, students are taught to reflect on their actions and their impact on the global and local community, and to learn from the community around them.
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