Using Iris at Richmond
Iris is a web-based teaching and learning application consisting of student learning plans, learner profiles, resource library and teacher and administrator work spaces. Iris brings together student voice, learning data, and best research in supporting teachers and administrators in making well-informed instructional decisions for each student.
The student learning plan is the primary space for students to be able to document and articulate personal learning processes. Iris supports students in developing and communicating their ongoing understandings as a learner, creating goals and exploring strategies that will enable them to be successful in their learning.
At Richmond School we are excited about the students and teachers working together with parents to personalize learning for our students. For more information visit our Technology Tools page and watch for updates over the coming months.
Learning at Home – Tips for Students
Your teacher might encourage you to read every night, practice some number facts or collect some artifacts to bring into school. Students in older grades might have homework on a more consistent basis. You might need to finish a piece of school work or perform research. Your homework is designed to support the learning you have been doing in class.
To help you be more successful with completing your homework, we recommend you have a set time and place, every night, for doing your homework. Try finding a place that is free from distractions and is convenient for your family’s schedule. If you have no homework, read a book, practice your number facts or take some time to research something new and interesting.
A Comprehensive Health & Wellness School
Students at Richmond School are learning and adopting the four important pillars for being healthy.
- Healthy eating
- Healthy relationships
- Physical activity
- Positive mental health
Throughout the year, students will understand what healthy eating is. Students will appreciate how strong partnerships can be built between classrooms, school and community. Active living will be promoted and lived.