Rashmi Tourani has a passion for words. She earned her Bachelor’s in English from the City University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Hong Kong, and Master’s Degree in Literary Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Rashmi’s teaching experience spans over six years at prestigious international schools. Her expertise includes Secondary and Primary English study levels.
Children benefit from an effective learning environment that stimulates and nurtures individual growth. This is where Rashmi steps in to help students grow. She advocates excellence in communication and encourages students to build lasting relationships and a passion for life-long learning.
This is why she chose to join OWIS. She believes in the OWIS approach to learning and believes the individual study methods employed in our curriculum enable students to achieve the highest standards possible. Collaboration is key to retaining information, and the group study programmes help nurture this in young children.
Rashmi loves exploring new countries, cultures, and cuisines, as long as the menu doesn’t include seafood. An avid fitness guru, Rashmi loves dancing and yoga. Her love for words is evident in her reading style. When not teaching or exercising, you will find Rashmi reading her favourite historical novel.
Many people outside the educational field don’t realise the important role that learning spaces in the classroom can have in a child’s learning journey. When your child spends their time at school in a comfortable environment that promotes collaboration and discussion, they will be more engaged and motivated during their lessons. In addition, when your child's teacher gives them a choice in their personal learning space, they will be more enthusiastic about the learning process. It is important for you, as a parent, to understand why learning spaces are crucial in classrooms.
Your child will realise many benefits when working in a classroom with personalised learning spaces. These include:
At OWIS, teachers have become adept at differentiating learning spaces by age level. These are a few examples of how learning spaces may vary based on the age level of the students:
Not only will your child be more engaged in a classroom with personalised learning spaces, they will also have more opportunities to develop critical 21st-century skills. A well-designed learning environment promotes collaboration, communication and interpersonal learning in students by encouraging organic discussion and natural teamwork. When students feel comfortable in their classroom environment, and they have the tools that help them learn best at their disposal, they will be more apt to stay engaged and participate in their lessons.
Also, the learning environment at OWIS is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, which serves as an essential complement to the classroom design. Technology, such as tablets, allows students to collaborate with all their peers and their teacher at the same time from their personal learning spaces. Technology applications also enable different groups of students to work on other lessons simultaneously, which increases the flexibility of the learning experience.
In the IB PYP classrooms at OWIS, your child will be given a choice and voice when creating their own learning space. Our teachers will allow your child to use their learning environment in a manner that suits them so that they can learn in the way that works best for them.
For more information about the IB PYP and the other programmes available at OWIS, contact us today to set up a virtual tour of the school.
Please note: All the images in this blog were taken in pre-Covid times.