The Third Teacher in ECC
Posted 01/25/2018 08:18AM

"Children are miracles.

Believing that every child is a miracle can transform the way we design for children's care.

When we invite a miracle into our lives we prepare ourselves and the environment around us.

We may set out flowers or special offerings...

We make it our job to create, with reverence and gratitude,

a space that is worthy of a miracle! Action follows thought.
We can choose to change.
We can choose to design spaces for miracles, not minimums."

-Anita Rui Olds, 1999

At ECC, we value and create our learning environments that serve as "the third teacher."

Our aesthetically cosy classrooms offer endless possibilities that fosters competence and independent exploration through play. Visible in our classrooms are flexible learning centers that invite hands-on engagement with a variety of open-ended materials. The Third Teachers at ECC are intentionally designed that respect children's competencies, ideas and diverse cultures. On the walls and hall ways are evidences of children's work and even those in progress. Learning after all, is a process!

ECCs Third Teachers are responsive spaces which continuously evolve according to the children's needs and interests. Indeed, we choose to create a space for miracles.

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Shekou International School

Early Childhood and Elementary School Mountainside Campus

Jing Shan Villas, Nanhai Blvd
Shekou, Nanshan,
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067 PRC
Phone: 86-755-2669-3669
Fax: 86-755-2667-4099

Middle School and High School Bayside Campus

A-101, Coastal Rose Phase 2, Wanghai Road,
Shekou, Nanshan,
Shenzhen, Guangdong PRC, 518067


International Schools Services

15 Roszel Road, PO Box 5910
Princeton, NJ 08543
Phone: 01-609-452-0990
Fax: 01-609-452-2690

About SIS

Welcome to Shekou International School (SIS). Established in 1988, SIS is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.


Shekou International School presently has over 800 students representing more than 40 different countries including the US, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, France and Germany.

Learning @ SIS

At SIS learning is the focus. See how students are challenged from an early age in a contemporary and academically rigorous environment.

Life @ SIS

SIS provides students with a wide range of creative, scholastic and athletic experiences to engage in.

Working @ SIS

Are you a passionate educator looking to join a contemporary learning community? We'd love to hear from you.


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