LSQ Teaching and Learning Philosophy

LSQ vision and mission statements are underpinned by solid beliefs. Those beliefs are explicitly conveyed and practiced.  We are a Lebanese School which serves the Lebanese community in Qatar. We instill patriotism in our students and at the same time, provide them with opportunities to engage in global events. LSQ graduates are armed with knowledge and skills to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. We guide our students in their maturity journey as they navigate different stages during their school life and move from dependance to interdependence.

At LSQ we adopt a brain friendly teaching and learning approach. The principles of brain friendly teaching form the foundation of our daily practices. According to latest research, scientists found that the brain retains information faster when the learning experience is meaningful, relevant, and exciting. They also observed that the brain craves novelty and challenge. We design our teaching and learning experiences around those principles, so they are compatible with how the brain works. Our teachers are well trained and plan according to those principles to maximize students’ achievement.

We believe that cooperation, collaboration, and communication are essential 21st century skills and the key to successful careers. Students are exposed to carefully designed learning experiences where they work together, coach one another and produce learning in a competition free environment. We believe in the uniqueness and potential of everyone and we provide our students with differentiated instructions which cater for individual needs. We believe that our students should be accountable for their own learning and will be most motivated when they have some choice in what and how they learn.

A variety of curricular and extracurricular activities are incorporated into our school life. LSQ team makes every effort to enrich students’ learning with life skills and help them connect with others of similar interest.  Furthermore, fun, and engaging activities provide an opportunity for students to build their self-confidence and enhance their self-esteem. We know that students who are involved in different activities and clubs around the school are more successful learners and achievers.

This is all done through fostering a safe environment, where stress is facilitative, not debilitative, and where the atmosphere is nurturing yet challenging and motivating. The leadership team utilize data to inform instructions and they consistently look for the latest and most effective instructional strategies. Additionally, LSQ utilizes technology to facilitate communication, students support, self-paced learning, and assessment.

Finally, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is a true school-parent partnership. We constantly look for ways to strengthen our connections with parents to enhance both parents’ and children’s experiences with school.

Sincerely,

Nisrine Bleik
Instructional Specialist