Agility and diversity are more important than ever.
FACT: Student demographics and the workplace of the future are changing rapidly.
How do teenagers learn and grow?
We’ve learned so much in the last decade about the amazing world of the mind and our capacity for continuous learning. By understanding and applying the fundamentals of brain science, we can empower young people to become agents of their own learning journeys. How should we adapt teaching methods to capitalize on the ways young people absorb and engage with information?
To embark on the journey of creating a Super School that’s innovative, and engaging, and prepares students for a thriving future, you have to start by understanding young people. It’s time to rethink high school. For more information and inspiration to reimagine what a school should be, download the full module.
The science of learning and the brain are revealing more and more about how adolescents develop into capable, independent, and confident adults. What are the implications of this new information in a school setting? What innovative schools, organizations, or programs exist in your network that are already applying this knowledge? Can you reach out to them as a source of information and inspiration?
“When students learn that being stuck and struggling and making mistakes is really good, everything changes for them. It’s actually transformative."
Let’s start with the facts. Click on the first fact to explore.
Here’s a peek at some of the questions answered in this Knowledge Module.
Research shows that students’ mindsets are critical to their capacity to develop strong learning identities.
Students who have a fixed mindset believe basic qualities like intelligence and talent can’t be changed,
so they spend their time documenting rather than developing their own capabilities.
We must empower students to develop a growth mindset and take charge of their learning.
It is empowering to adolescents when they feel adults are authentically engaging them in the decisions that affect their lives.
What knowledge and skills do young people need to thrive in their communities, and the world?
“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.”
What are employers looking for when they hire?
What will jobs look like in the year 2020?
FACT: Intelligence is not fixed.
Students with a growth mindset understand that intelligence and talents can be developed through perseverance and hard work.
What does the modern American student look like?