Teaching 21st Century Kids®

Education for today’s youth, Gen Z, needs to be
emotional, relational, interactive and relevant.

4 Cornerstones

Preparing the Inner Terrain for Learning

Children are not here to prop up the schools; the schools are here to support our children
in their readiness for life and in their pursuit of a meaningful future. 

Emotional

An atmosphere where students can express their emotions in appropriate ways. An energized and enthusiastic approach to learning. The “allowing” of fun, laughter, curiosity and wonderment in the learning process.

Relational

The importance of relationships/friendships in the strengthening of our identity, worth and confidence. Face-to-face communicating is highly important to the social growth of students. Kids need to know they are visible and valued and belong as family members in the community of their class. The “empathy factor” in relating to others and acceptance of others who are different.

Interactive

Communicating and collaborating with classmates/peers in small and large groups, pair share and time for personal reflection. It is an exchange of ideas and information. Kids enjoy working in teams and recognize the talents of their peers in doing projects and being involved in solution-making.

Relevant

How do school subjects apply to where I want to go in life? How are they related to my goals and dreams? Having a compelling future story (a direction in life) brings significance to attending, participating and staying in  school and helps with making more positive choices.

The 4 Cornerstones cultivate and strengthen EQ and SQ

For more information about Teaching 21st Century Kids.

http://www.envisionyourfuture.org/envision-your-future-for-educators/

Gen Z

 

 shutterstock_186441221The Generation of Me

Today’s generation (ages 4 to 18) has the ability to go beyond linear thinking.  They are the true multi-taskers who assimilate information laterally (using both sides of the brain). They want to have a voice, be solution-makers, find their answers and be acknowledged for their brand of brilliance. EYF recognizes that, in preparing our kids for a meaningful and successful life, it is important to know what the real world expects of them. EYF advocates youth empowerment by providing leadership opportunities that strengthen critical and innovative thinking. Youth learn to layer accomplishments – increasing their confidence and self-worth.