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Are Teens Trying Too Hard To Be Perfect?

parents, adolescent development

Researchers have begun to find interesting patterns in the increase of mental health struggles in teens, including anxiety and depression. While some have tried to pin these phenomena on increased screen time, social media, and lack of interpersonal skills, there is an additional field of thought that technology may not be the root of all struggles.

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Computational Thinking Is a Problem Solving Skill

skills for the future

These days it seems that everywhere you look someone is offering coding classes for kids. While coding is all the rage, courses that teach coding focus on a very specific skill, one that not everyone needs or wants. But what happens before we even get to the point that we need to code a program?

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What Is Global Competence and Why Does It Matter?

skills for the future

One thing that most educators will agree on is that education is changing. Moreover, it is changing at a rate faster than we could have imagined 30 years ago. Much has been said about students' need to develop skills in technology and qualities like grit and a growth mindset to succeed in this rapidly changing world. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that today's teens will need to exist in a much smaller world than previous generations have.

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Four Ways to Make Your Teen a Lifelong Learner

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One of the trickiest aspects of cultivating lifelong learning is that lifelong learners are not taught. They learn by example and by trial and error. They learn by seeing adults model continuous learning habits – persistence, curiosity, constant learning. Teens have the opportunity to learn these traits from  their parents. 

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What Are the "4 C's" and Why Do Students Need Them

future of work, skills for the future

 

Much is made of the unimaginable world our current teens will face in the future. Fifty years ago, teachers indeed would not have predicted that everyone would walk around with the internet in their pocket. They likely would not have predicted the internet at all! It would be nearly impossible to predict what the world might be like in 50 years – or even 20 years when our current teens are at the height of their professional careers.

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