THE IMYC UNITS
At ISR, we explore 6 different units across each Middle School grade during the course of our academic year. Students link the learning in their different subjects through the Big Idea, a conceptual idea:
BRAINWAVE – How our brains change as we grow up, and the subsequent needs that are specific to the teenage brain.
RISK – Progress involves exposing ourselves to and considering the impact or forms of danger, harm, uncertainty or opportunity.
STRUCTURES – Formal arrangements and relationships underpin or give organization to complex issues.
BALANCE – Things are more stable when different elements are in the correct or best possible proportions.
CREATIVITY – Innovative ideas can happen when existing or new concepts are brought together or expressed in a new way.
ADAPTABILITY – is demonstrated by the ability to cope, alter or change with new circumstances or environments.
BRAINWAVE – Consider the impact of stress on the brain, some of the cognitive, emotional and environmental contributors to learning, strategies for remembering information and how the brain can rewire itself.
RESPECT – It’s important to honour behaviour and processes that have proven merit.
REFLECTION – Complex decision making requires space and time.
TRADITION – Beliefs and customs from the past have a powerful effect on our lives today.
CURIOSITY – The desire to know more drives exploration and aspiration.
COMMUNICATION – When information is shared accurately and clearly the end result is more effective.
BRAINWAVE – Students will be introduced to different scenarios that they may be subject to when it comes to making decisions about their futures and enables an opportunity for discussion on how to make the right decisions for them.
COMMUNITY – A shared sense of belonging occurs when people are able to negotiate and appreciate their complex and often messy differences.
INTERPRETATION – Only a very few things are true for all people.
IDENTITY – Our sense of self, and that of others, is continually developing through our different interactions and impacts on how we exist in the world.
RESPONSIBILITY – Each of us is in charge of the actions we choose.
CHALLENGE – Facing up to or overcoming problems and barriers increases possibilities in our lives.