Agility and diversity are more important than ever.
FACT: Student demographics and the workplace of the future are changing rapidly.
How do you empower young people to contribute to their own learning?
Take what you’ve discovered and use it to come up with audacious, unconventional, unconstrained ideas to reinvent the American high school. For more information and inspiration, download the full module.
Imagine what a typical day might look like for students in your school. How will you develop and deepen students’ engagement with and responsibility for their own learning? How will your school connect young people with peers, teachers, and other adults? How will they use technology to connect with the wider world around them?
“You will set yourself up for failure if you arrive at a place believing you have all the answers without talking to the people who have lived there.”
so they spend their time documenting rather than developing their own capabilities.
FACT: Students deserve to choose how they learn.
It is empowering to adolescents when they feel adults are authentically engaging them in the decisions that affect their lives.
Imagine if someone else were telling you what to do all day, every day.
Young people must be legitimate contributors to their own development.
rather than giving them a chance to provide input and articulate their needs themselves.
Historically, society has leaned toward telling adolescents what they need and how to get it,
In an XQ School, young people must be co-creators of their own learning experiences.
Young people have valuable insights about their own learning journeys. We need to seek out and value their opinions. They have the most to gain from their own learning experiences, and they deserve an active voice in the way tomorrow’s schools look and feel. How will you define student roles, responsibilities, and participation in building your XQ School?