Our school is located in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sohag governorate Tema city, Al Sahel street. Age of learners ranges from 10 to 15 years.
The school has benefited from support to develop students’ essential skills, including their ability to deal with difficulties in their academic work, and to transfer this to the outside world and benefit in life. We interacted with the program by reading and understanding the steps, by teaching the steps for each skill and providing opportunities for students to apply them (and sharing this widely with colleagues). Teachers taught the skills of Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving and Staying Positive.
The skills have been referred to in maths, English and science lessons (science lessons include skill-related objectives). The students applied what they had learned. For example, to overcome the problem of pollution, students were trained to learn how to farm. They farmed with their own hands in the schoolyard. Students applied Staying Positive and videos were recorded among the students who exchanged encouraging phrases when some failed in the mathematics exam and social studies. We provided constant feedback for the skill of Listening, for example, were the students learning not to interrupt the speaker?
We hope to receive more training to benefit from it. The plan for next year is to work on the other 4 skills: Creativity, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork. We would like to focus on writing the skills into the curriculum policy.