ATLs (Approaches to Learning) are skills that reach across subjects and disciplines and are generally not content specific. A student who develops their ATLs will be more successful in achieving our goals of raising independent, life-long learners.

ATLs fall into 5 broad categories: 
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Self-Management Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Thinking Skills

As an IB school, we are mapping out our teaching of over 100 ATLs during the MYP years to ensure students are prepared for the increased stresses that come in the IBDP years. As examples, here are a few of the ATLs related to self-management…

Resilience – bouncing back after adversity

Mindfulness – focus and concentration

Perseverance – delaying gratification

Emotional Management – overcoming impulsive behaviors