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The Best Micro Schools Support the Way Teens Learn

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Micro schools intentionally promote small class size to provide an environment where students and teachers know each other well and students are fully engaged.  Why? In many high schools today the needs of individual students are overlooked. In response, educators are beginning to reconsider the value of small when it comes to school and class size. 

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What Does It Take to Be a Passionate Learner?

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The way we think about educating children and preparing them for their future is changing. Information that you can learn from a textbook is not enough. Students' ability to be resilient in the learning environment is critical for their success in school and beyond. Qualities such as curiosity, grit, and passion are critical for success in the 21st century and need to be key components of the curriculum.

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What Skills Will Teens Need to Know for Their Tomorrow?

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How do we prepare our students for what’s next? This question is on the minds and in the discussions of educators who daily confront the challenge of preparing students for the future of work in a world still unknown. To be honest, no one knows precisely what proficiencies and abilities will be required across different jobs and work settings. However, we can focus on the skills that the most successful workers use today in the current wave of new jobs.

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Current Career Trends That Hint at the Future

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According to a new report in Education Week, "technological change, globalization, and climate instability are happening at an accelerating pace all across the world. Artificial intelligence and automation are the engines driving much of the transformation in the workplace." Educators are increasingly aware of the need to prepare their students for a world not yet known.

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Exploration Can Unlock the Power of Possibility For Teens

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High school is a time of growth and opportunity for teens. Students begin to explore who they are and who they want to become. It can be an exciting time; it can also be a time of significant challenge for teens. Tension is a natural part of the process. 

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