“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. “ – Albert Einstein
Welcome to MENTOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL’S website, we hope you find all of the information you are looking for and that the website will give you an insight into the life at our wonderful school.
MENTOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is truly a place of discovery. Our aim is for all children to develop their talents, reach their potential and be happy during their time with us. We provide an outstanding learning environment rooted in Indian values.
We strive continually at the school to provide learning of the highest quality.
Traditionally learning has been meaningful for individuals. In older societies, people learnt things by apprenticing themselves to somebody who knew about it, or actually going out into the world and finding out about it themselves.
However, following the industrialisation of our society, schools developed to serve big groups of people – mostly for economic reasons – and the idea of delivering a homogenous set of learning to a homogenous group of learners, who would all react the same way to it, emerged.
People came to believe that teachers did something, said something, demonstrated something to the class and everybody got it. It was as though students were nothing more than empty vessels, waiting to be filled up with whatever kind of knowledge and skills were appropriate to meeting the needs of the workforce of the day.
“The reality of the situation today is very different.”
We recognise that everybody is different. Everybody learns at different speeds. Everybody has different motivations. Different points of reference. Different knowledge. Different aspirations. And so we are always going to learn as individuals.
Every learner’s journey is one that is personal to them, and as educators, our challenge is to identify what it is about each individual learner that helps them learn better and then tailor our teaching to that learner.
In moving towards this ideal we view our role as being activators of students’ learning experiences, rather than simply teaching “stuff” to kids.
Our goal is to know the learners. Know what they know, and what they do not know. Know what they need to do to get to the next stage. And then give them the tools and resources and equipment that they need to make the next steps.
In this way our learners become independent learners, who are not reliant on the teacher, but rather, can use the teacher as a resource to achieve what they need to achieve.
Mrs. Nivedita Madkikar