Presentation of Knowledge
The STS Journey illustrates the importance of taking core knowledge, skills, and understandings, and putting this learning into action. Our approach to learning is to challenge our students to be active in their learning and to demonstrate their learning in a way that not only illustrates achievement of high academic standards and solid character, but also their unique passions and interests.
Presentation of knowledge is an approach that requires students to engage in higher level thinking skills in academics (applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating) and higher levels of character development (exploring, reflecting, choosing, acting, and leading).
Presentation of knowledge takes many forms and evolves as students grow in competence and maturity. Over the years, we believe this focus on presentation is part of the “magic” of St. Thomas School. Watch our graduates or students sharing during Young Author Day and you’ll see students who are poised, confident, and articulate about their knowledge, skills, and understandings.
Presentations take many forms. The walls of STS are covered the students’ artwork and creative writing. Student publications include brochures, websites, and collections of poetry and prose. Public speaking and oral presentations are woven into classroom activities and Chapel. Over time, because we’ve set the bar high and we provide ample opportunities for real-life practice, our students develop the ability to present their learning in a variety of ways, reflecting an ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and a sensitivity to their audience.