Ready for Anything
Prepare your students for the future. Use innovative classroom practices to teach 21st century skills and create personalized learning experiences for students. Learn how future-focused pedagogy, including strength-based learning, can ensure college and career readiness for all students.
- Expand your horizons as an instructor, and improve your craft in order to best prepare students for the future, using strength-based learning and personalized learning experiences.
- Consider the importance of closing the opportunity gap in education and training students to become future-ready graduates.
- Study student engagement and learning, and understand why learning, not teaching, should be the focal point of change in the classroom.
- Explore four touchstones that will act as guides toward innovative classroom practices and future-focused pedagogy.
Get your copy today
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Rethinking Education
Chapter 2: Implementing Innovative Practices
Chapter 3: Building a Strengths-Based Culture
Chapter 4: Designing Personalized Experiences
Chapter 5: Collaborating With the Outside
- Figure 1.2: Ground Floor Quiz—Ready or Not?
- Figure 2.1: Initiative Inventory
- Figure 2.3: Idea Grid—Bringing Innovation to the Surface
- Figure 2.4: Affinity Map—How Do Students See Learning?
- Figure 4.1: Learner Profile Template
- Figure 4.5: The Engagement Meter
- Figure 5.4: Soft Skills Assessment
- O’Neill, J. & Conzemius, A. (2006). The Power of SMART Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
- Stuart, T. S., Heckmann, S., Mattos, M., & Buffum, A. (2018). Personalized Learning in a PLC at Work: Student Agency Through the Four Critical Questions. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
Appropriate Technology Websites
You can apply the following resources and lesson plans on appropriate technology to real-world problems.
- Amy Smith (engineer with the MIT D-Lab)
- International Development and Innovation Network
- Jane Chen (EMBRACE Baby Warmer)
- Jessica Matthews (founder of Uncharted Play)
- The Lucky Iron Fish
- Open-Source Psychometrics Project, “Holland Code (RIASEC) Test”
- SkillScan Exercises
- Thrively, “Student”
- YouTube, “Michael Jordan ‘Failure’ Commercial”
- Del Mar Union School District
- San Diego County Office of Education, “Work-Based Learning”