Why Eternal Sea?
Eternal Sea Nanjing Kindergarten embraces the IB Primary Years Programme’s philosophy, fostering a learning environment where students are active participants in their education. We prioritize nurturing curiosity, creativity, and a sense of international-mindedness. Our approach is centered on recognizing and supporting each child’s unique developmental stage, particularly in their early years, ensuring a holistic educational experience.
The IB Programme’s teaching theory is built on inquiry-based and concept-driven approaches. It emphasizes the development of the whole child, both in the classroom and the world beyond. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning it integrates subjects to create a more meaningful and relevant learning experience. This approach encourages students to explore, question, and connect learning to real-world contexts. The inquiry-based teaching stimulates children’s critical thinking. The learner profile encourages students to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.
Montessori education for students ranging from PreK to K3 focuses on child-led, hands-on learning and collaborative play. It emphasizes the development of the whole child – physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. In Montessori classrooms, children are encouraged to explore and learn at their own pace within a prepared environment that offers age-appropriate activities to guide the learning process. Key elements include a focus on independence, a mixed-age classroom, and specially designed learning materials.
VIRTUES IN US
The purpose of the course is to support the need for education curriculum. It extracts 19 representative virtues of Virtue Engineering. They are: Cleanliness, Gentleness, Courtesy, Responsibility, Truthfulness, Helpfulness, Unity, Patience, Obedience, Joyfulness, Generosity, Kindness, Courage, Peacefulness, Love, Friendliness, Thankfulness, Compassion and Service
THE ROLE OF OUR TEACHERS
Our IB PYP Teacher’s role extends beyond traditional teaching. Students at Eternal Sea Nanjing Kindergarten greatly benefit from our IB PYP teachers who are more than educators; they are mentors and facilitators in the learning process, acknowledging the importance of learner agency and self-efficacy. Teachers collaborate with students, offering support and feedback, and encourage inquiry and critical thinking. They play a key role in helping students connect their learning to the wider world, fostering a sense of responsibility and international-mindedness. They guide students in becoming inquisitive, reflective, and independent thinkers. Through personalized support, they help each child discover their strengths and interests, fostering a love for learning. Their emphasis on learner agency and self-efficacy empowers students to take charge of their learning, preparing them for future academic and personal successes in a global context.
The Secret of Our Teaching
The secrets of teaching are: paying attention to the hidden nature of children at each stage of development, making appropriate choices, using teaching tools that enable children to develop their inner potential, improving themselves, designing activities, and preparing the classroom environment. We create opportunities for children to experience, promote their psychological, emotional, physical, social and cognitive healthy development, so as to protect the overall growth of children. To quote Montessori, we can think of schools as places where we teach only. But we can also see the school as a place to prepare for life.