Tomorrow’s Leaders Need Real World Skills
Hands-on learning allows students to explore beyond the traditional way of learning. Students have the opportunity to see, feel, touch, hypothesize, create, analyze and challenge in ways that mold them into the types of leaders our world needs in the future.
These types of learning opportunities create deeper connections with the academic content they are learning, creating a deeper learning experience.
As our students explore, they learn skills like adaptability, communication, critical thinking, empathy and integrity, building the type of learner’s mindset that fosters the curiosity to always learn.
Defining the skills our students need to thrive in and out of the classroom:
• demonstrate flexibility and resiliency by responding effectively to changing situations and circumstances
• reflect and respond productively to feedback, praise, setbacks, and criticism
• understand and balance differing views to negotiate workable solutions
• express thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication for a variety of purposes and audiences
• actively listen to understand others and remain open-minded
• use communication strategies to resolve disagreements peacefully and productively
• consider multiple strategies and solutions to complex problems
• consistently analyze, assess, and reflect to enhance the quality of their own thinking
• apply intentional thinking that is clear, logical, and informed by evidence
• propose solutions that are mindful to the impact they may have on self and others
• demonstrate awareness, sensitivity, concern, and respect for others
• seek to understand and connect with other’s thoughts, feelings, experiences, and cultures
• earn others’ trust and respect by speaking and behaving in ways that are consistent and honest
• do the right thing even when it is challenging
• display positive attitudes and beliefs about learning
• demonstrate curiosity by exploring concepts and asking questions
• actively seek diverse perspectives and learn from others
• demonstrate perseverance by working towards a goal despite difficulties while learning and growing from mistakes