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  • A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

    Secondary students in ICT lesson

  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

    IB students in media class

  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

  • Be Ambitious

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

    Three primary students in class working together

  • Support & Guidance

    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

    Secondary students in English class

  • News & Views

    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

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  • Get in Touch

    We like talking about education and children. You can get in touch with our admissions team by phone,skype or e-mail, or by calling in to see us

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4. Challenge and Engagement

Challenging lessons result in student engagement and productive, effective learning. Quality teachers are able to assess the level of engagement in their classroom and respond accordingly to the levels of differentiation, suitability of task, level of student voice and pace of the lesson.

  • challenge and engagement

Student engagement requires a teacher to be aware of the obvious signs of disengagement: heads resting in hands, or students slumped over, looking bored, as well as the covert signs which are usually masked by students appearing to be on task but not actually engaging with their learning. When lessons offer low challenge, students may be ‘working’ industriously but they may not necessarily be thinking at a very high level.

Flow, a concept proposed by Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, is the optimum working level in which the challenge levels are continually advancing the skill levels. Flow has been described as that feeling of complete immersion in an activity, where students are so engaged that their sense of time, self-consciousness and self-doubt seem to disappear.