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What Is Global Competence and Why Does It Matter?

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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

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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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What Are The Advantages of Project Based Learning?

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“Project based learning transforms students by inspiring them to think differently about themselves as learners, collaborators, and leaders.” Buck Institute for Education

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Is Grit the Key to Student Success?

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Working hand in hand with a growth mindset is the concept of grit. Angela Duckworth describes this trait as both a person's passion and perseverance, and further defines it as "sticking with things over the very long term until you master them." In essence, success comes from a desire to achieve.

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