by BBS Webmaster | May 13, 2019 | SMART Program
Ms. Ruba Talih, our psychomotor therapist, taught our teachers techniques to use them when they need help in regulating their students’ emotions or behavior. They learned about relaxation, breathing exercises, reducing muscles tension and sensory stimulation. Moreover, Engaging students in breathing and movement activity helps them become more aware of their bodies. It teaches them how to use their breath as a tool to focus and calm down.
Mind-body exercises can help students learn to calm their minds and regulate their emotions. Some of the many benefits of introducing mind-body exercises into our classroom include learning better self-control, anxiety management, concentration and mental focus.
by BBS Webmaster | Apr 8, 2019 | SMART Program
In our constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. Our adapted curriculum works on improving life skills for students with learning diversities combining daily living, social, and job skills. The consideration of this plan stems from our commitment to developing self-regulated, independent, and responsible citizens guided by the school ethical and spiritual values.
by BBS Webmaster | Mar 28, 2019 | SMART Program
March 21 is the World Down Syndrome Day. BBS celebrated this day in its own way, by taking part in the LotsOfSocks Campaign. Students were encouraged to wear odd socks for this day. We also discussed the uniqueness of each and everyone of us. Additionally, a variety of activities, prepared by the SMART program team, took place in the elementary classes; storytelling, sensory games, songs,presentations etc. The aim of these activities is to celebrate diversity, spread awareness, embrace differences, break barriers, and open doors!
by BBS Webmaster | Dec 10, 2018 | SMART Program
Today is the international day of persons with disabilities, and 24 BBS learners were invited to sing the Lebanese national anthem at the Presidential Palace. There, the ministry of education and higher education, in partnership with UNICEF held an official ceremony under the theme “Towards an inclusive Lebanon: Education, a right for all.” In the presence of his Excellency President General Michel Aoun and The First Lady of Lebanon Nadia Aoun, an inclusive BBS choir composed of both children with special needs and their peers sang with confidence, joy and honor. Our talented group of singers were the perfect representation of what it means to provide equal opportunities towards an inclusive Lebanon. Today was a memorable day and a historic step towards inclusion nationwide. At BBS we are proud to continue to model this value.
بمناسبة اليوم العالمي لذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة، رعى فخامة رئيس الجمهورية العماد ميشال عون واللبنانية الاولى السيدة ناديا عون ووزارة التربية والتعليم العالي ومنظمة يونيسف بالتعاون مع المركز التربوي للبحوث والانماء إحتفالا رسميا بعنوان “نحو لبنان دامج: التعليم حق للجميع”.
خلال الإحتفال، ناشد المتعلمون ذوو الإحتياجات الخاصة، المعنيين وطالبوا بحقهم بالتعليم بغض النظر عن الإختلافات، كما استهل الحفل تلامذة Beirut Baptist School الدامجة بالنشيد الوطني اللبناني.
إن مركز SKILD Center يشكر الجهود من أجل تحقيق الدمج التربوي والإجتماعي.