- Increase dialogue in classes so that student engagement is real
- Offer a holistic program that focuses on the whole person
- Offer entrepreneurial programs with hands on experience
- Use self-directed learning instead of teacher-centrered
- Hold goal-setting workshops that focus on self-reflection
- Use project-based activities for learning and evaluation
- Limit lectures and have opportunities for experiential learning
1. Youth can choose what they learn based on their interests
2. Interest in a topic creates motivation to learn
3. Flexibility in terms of learning activities provides opportunity for learners to make choices
4. Learners can take ownership over their learning and education
5. The level of engagement in learning increases with self-motivation and the power of choice
6. The use of technology promotes independence in learning in terms of scheduling
7. Self-directed learning can include support and mentorship
8. Self-directing learning can promote short and long term goal setting
9. Self-directed learning is progressive in terms of educational programming
10. Self-directed learning is not dependent on attending a school at a certain time (schedule)
11. The flexibility of self-directed learning removes barriers to education such as travel to school, schedules, and the structured, rule-riddled atmosphere of many schools (institutions).
3 ways to start the staff development process:
1. Ask staff to do a personal reflection on their beliefs about themselves and their work.
2.Provide an opportunity to share and question current individual beliefs especially those beliefs that limit progress and success.
3. Discuss how to create new beliefs that promote success and freedom to thrive.
Many organizations promote SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time-bound. But Bob Proctor, personal development expert believes that the best goals should excite and scare you at the same time. The greatest achievements may not have been founded on smart goals. What do you think??
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