What I like about my interactions with the teachers is the fact that they provide materials that cater to your language ability to help you understand the information. In my personal opinion, I don't think that the teachers ask too much of us, however, they wish for us to give our very best. On the other hand, the materials can be challenging, but they would assure that we understand in order for us to succeed by asking questions, coming prepared for class, completing our assignments and being on time for school. Moreover, they require us to pay attention and created an open door policy to feel free to communicate with them at any time if anything is wrong and they will do their best to assist.
Honestly, I feel that the faculty of J. Addison School, do not place immense pressure on us to succeed, but create the awareness of why it is important for us to succeed in our academic and personal life. Each student that attends J. Addison School comes with the mindset to succeed based on their intrinsic goals, such as attending a post-secondary institution of their choice or receiving a full scholarship to play Division 1 basketball in the US or other parts of the world. As I continue to reflect on my experience and their ideology of success, I've learned that the school simply wants us to put forth our very best effort and the notion that we can succeed, despite any challenges that may arise.
I believe that the faculty at J. Addison School provides us with sufficient support to succeed in our academics. As a current student, I don't feel stressed or pressured to succeed as the faculty provides a warm, calming and relaxed environment. In addition, what I like about learning at J. Addison School is the fact that the faculty always asks for students' feedback on ways that they can improve or to ensure student understanding. From my personal understanding, the "definition of success" based on the faculty's perspective would be that students may enjoy their life and not solely focus on a career. What I have learned at J. Addison School through the faculty is that "happiness" should be paramount in regard to your personal success.
The teachers within the elementary/junior program at J. Addison School are nice and they don't create the awareness that our primary focus is to succeed, but to ensure that our mental and physical well-being is being catered too. I don't feel tired nor stressed when doing my assignments as there is always support from the teachers as well as the dorm team to assist myself, if I am experiencing any academic challenges. I feel as an international student, the teachers understand our capabilities and provide the adequate information and support to meet our needs. My teacher always reminds us to do our very best when completing assignments. In addition, she reminds the students that if they need help, she is always there to assist.
From my academic experience, I feel that some teachers provide us with a wide range of homework to complete based on what we have learned inside the classroom. In addition, they provide the students with thorough feedback about our assignments and any support that we require from them. In my opinion, some of the courses at J. Addison School foster an independent study that prepare students for post-secondary life. I feel confident that I will be able to transition successfully in university based on the academic discipline that I've received at J. Addison School. The faculty of J. Addison School and their definition of success stems from the understanding of students' personal achievements, which is not merely based on physical awards but ensuring that we are equipped holistically to be good, responsible citizens in our community.