students excited about learning (life-long learners).
the reasoning skills to manage in today’s society and begin
to build a set of skills to use in multiple careers.
that problems are opportunities. The bigger the problem,
the bigger the opportunity.
students better prepared for college or a career.
Student Engagement: Have a
discuss about the following;
Why do you think its
important to learn life-skills? What key words would they
use to describe them? Have you use them in a sports team?
What class they had
that made them feel good about learning?
What was it about it
that did it for them?
If they have no
answer, what teacher did they have that did not help them
Why do they think it
is important for them to be good learners?
highest hopes and deepest fears in life?
Recognize that you own your learning and are responsible
for its success
Think of yourself as in your own business of learning,.
What are you going to do to be successful?
“Students need to change their disposition toward
school away from being directed by someone else to an
attitude of working for your-self—agency, self-discipline,
initiative and risk-taking are all important on the
students should use a to-do list, develop a personal
learning plan and create a portfolio of their best work
learn to self-manage their time, reflect on how things
are going again the plan and how to check-in when they
know they need support.
Our commitment to the
firm on expectations and principles but flexible on
pathways give students time to engage deeply and
opportunities to succeed and fail, and support the
development of self-direction.
engagement schools start from a different
conception—knowledge co-creation and active production.
They design a very different learner experience and
support it with a student-centered culture and
opportunities to improve self-regulation, initiative and
persistence—all key to self-directed learning.
Emphasis on building learning skills by facilitating
meta-cognitive questions during the process
The definition of facilitate is "to make easy" or "ease a
process." What a facilitator does is plan, guide, provide
feedback and manage a group event to ensure that the group's
objectives are met effectively, with clear thinking, good
participation and full buy-in from everyone who is involved.
At New Tech Network, our partnerships with schools drive
everything we do. Together we are transforming teaching
and learning around the country. Our shared vision for
student success – college and career readiness for all
students – has a very specific meaning in the Network.
An annual flagship two-day meeting on
MIT’s campus. A small number of challenges are explored
in small-group interactive sessions focused on a single
challenge, moderated by experts who can facilitate the
Ghana ThinkTank’s innovative approach to public art
reveals blind spots between otherwise disconnected
cultures, challenges assumptions about who is “needy,”
and turns the idea of expertise on its head by asking
people in the “third world” to solve problems of people
in the “first world.” This process helps people overcome
their own stereotypes while being exposed to the
stereotypes that other cultures have about them.
It is the policy of Project Academy not to discriminate on the
basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color,
homelessness, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or
disability in its education programs, services, activities, or