RE: AISM Character Code:
This Year, The Year of the Wildebeest, AISM is pleased to recognize “TENACITY” as our Character Code attributes for inspiring rigorous self-learning and ethical values.
As Michelle Borba states: “Character Education is woven in….not added on.”
Our TENACITY code for the year is designed to instill and help us create a positive learning environment that assists and encourages parents, “as our students’ first and most import teachers”, in working with us to help make our school environment one in which students are anxious to come to school, work cooperatively, and learn!
The AISM TENACITY Framework is below:
Today, we had our third Student of the Month winners for “Nimble Learner.”
“Today’s successful leaders are nimble learners – people who learn quickly, are open to the new and unfamiliar, and can find learning in all types of experiences. ” Steve Jobs
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
“I am always doing things I can’t do — that’s how I get to do them.” – Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, sculptor, stage designer, poet, playwright
“Learning is not a one-time event or a periodic luxury. Great leaders in great companies recognize that the ability to constantly learn, innovate, and improve is vital to their success.” – Amy Edmondson in Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
Everything is hard before it is easy.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and statesman
“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.” –Stephen Covey, American educator, author, businessman
“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, poet
“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” – Peter Drucker, American management consultant, educator, author
“I am still learning.” – Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter, architect, engineer
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your Learning! Maya Angelou
“Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we reperceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life. There is within each of us a deep hunger for this type of learning.” ― Peter M. Senge in The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization
Saturday, January 26: PTA 11th Annual Sports Day. At 9:00am!!
Who will be a NIMBLE LEARNER and learn how to play Frisbee Golf?
How the Schedule for Sports Day will be made:
A. Teams will be confirmed by Sports Team Executive Committee today, during Lunch. Sent home on Thursday afternoon.
B. Hard copies of Sports Day forms will be sent home with your students this afternoon for student/parent sign up.
C. On Wednesday, during our Faculty Meeting, teachers will do a “walk through” of the events, and will confirm:
4. Fair Play
D. Schedule of events will be sent home on Thursday afternoon.
With the largest student population turnover in the history of the American International School of Monrovia this year, we must all be NIMBLE LEARNERS, as we continue to work together to ensure our individual and – on Saturday – group success.
Let’s show our NIMBLE LEARNING ON SATURDAY!!