Mark Solomons teaches economics and computer science, to him the students are hardworking, enthusiastic and very passionate. “We are GIS” for Mark means; community!
“I’m Mark Solomons and I’ve been at Garden for three years now and I’m the head of business education. I teach economics and computer science”.
What three words would you use to describe the students?
Our students are hardworking they’re enthusiastic and very passionate.
What are the main strengths of the school?
Teaching and learning without doubt. I’ve worked in a number of schools now both in the UK and internationally and this is by far the best in terms of the way that the students are given opportunities to just be their very best they can be.
Do you think Garden International School is an innovative school?
Garden is definitely an innovative school and I think it’s particularly innovative in a pedagogical sense in terms of the classroom, but also technologically. My daughter’s in the early years which is a phenomenal program and she has recently been to the jungle school and right up to the stick form the way that lessons are conducted and that you’ll often during a lesson see kids walking around with iPads and my classroom looks out on the field and you’ll see a math lesson taking place on the field and something going on and no idea what it is, but yeah it’s just fantastic in terms of the risks the teachers are encouraged to take and the support everybody gets in terms of being basically being innovative and taking risks.
What three words would you use to describe the school?
Vibrant, inspirational and supportive
What does “we are GIS” mean to you?
We are GIS to me I would say; community being part of GIS is a great feeling I really like working here and I think that it’s a lovely place to be with great staff, great students; community!