How do you prepare for a challenging, intentional, integrated, and dynamic world?
By recognizing that the learning process is as important as the end result. The better the process, the better the outcome. The school must provide students with many opportunities to think, ask questions, make mistakes, and create, both individually and in groups, and support them in doing so. The teacher facilitates, plans, encourages student autonomy, and expands classroom resources.
In addition to cognitive or academic skills that relate to understanding, applying, and acquiring knowledge, it is important to develop and strengthen other important life skills.
Executive skills related to prioritizing activities to be performed; organization; taking initiative; planning; working memory; sustained attention to an outcome; flexibility.
Attitudinal skills related to relating to others; to personal effort; to making good decisions; and to finding meaning in your life and making your environment a better place for you and others.
Metacognitive skills related to self-awareness, understanding and perception of the situation, ability to self-observe, reflect on one's actions, and willingness to work to continually improve oneself.