Life skills have been defined by the World Health Organization as “abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life”.
To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, students need new life skills such as the ability to deal with stress and frustration. Today’s students will have many new jobs over the course of their lives, with associated pressures and the need forresilience. As medical science advances, home life and the community will expect additional demands on future generations. Problem-solving, critical thinking, innovation, creativity, ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity are identified as the top skills that are required for the future generations.
The significance of developing and applying social and emotional skills is growing. Soft skills are twice as predictive of a student’s academic achievement as home environment and demographics. Additionally, majority leaders say soft skills are more important than hard skills as you grow up the ladder of responsibility and authority.
The desire by parents to give their children a head start on life and want their kids to do well in school, and high-school students are under pressure to get into a reputed college. And many of these students–from preschool through senior year–need help in reaching their educational goals.
Inspiration Life Skills provides the opportunity to have an even bigger impact on children’s educational lives.
Engaged students in practical learning is something all parents and teachers search for, but not all are successful at obtaining.
But why does it matter? Engaged students are more interested in the content, which makes them more likely to succeed.
Disengaged students do the minimum, are less likely to succeed, and will have a higher rate of failing.
We’ve gathered expert advice from teachers, students, instructional designers, and from within our team to provide you with some best practices, tips, and strategies to get your students engaged and re-engaged.
The ability to catch and hold the attention of today’s students may be the achievement most elusive and most coveted by parent and the teacher.
There are more distractions than ever before, which means students have shorter attention spans. A traditional lecture-based classroom will no longer capture your student’s attention and keep them mentally active in the classroom.
Children require interactive learning rather than passive learning. They expect immediate response and instant assessment. They are bored by traditional textbooks and lectures.
From a young age, today’s students are constantly entertained by video games, TV, movies, and everything and anything on the internet. To expect them to sit in a classroom and learn with no “entertainment” is almost unrealistic.
Students’ motivation needs a boost. The promise of employment after education looks grimmer than in the past. This leaves you, as educators, with the need to find ways to revitalize students’ interest and passion in their education.
Students now, more than ever, need to actively participate in and take responsibility for their learning success.