Hadiqa: Classroom Communities

The organization of the school into communities with their respective meetings plays an important role in our overall behavior policy.  The communities and meetings evolve as children mature through the school. Kindergarten We give the youngest children in the school safety and security.  They have circle time, guided by an adult, in which they learnContinue reading “Hadiqa: Classroom Communities”

A community: having things in common

I define a community as a group of people who have things in common. Living in a community means coming to terms with that. It means sorting out how you will manage the things you have in common and defending your own space- what you don’t have in common.

Sama: a Community of Learning

You are ready to participate in an authentic community. You share resources and experiences. Your school is self-governing through its community meetings and you pursue increasingly advanced levels of formal study in teacher-led lessons. This is what happens in Sama at MBAT House of Nature.


We often hear about communities, but what is a community? The word can be used a little loosely. People talk about the fly fishing community, the horse racing community, and the expatriate community. The deeper sense of community, however, is not of a group of people who come together through their shared interests. A communityContinue reading “Communities”