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21st C Skills Middle School Student Workbook

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  • Author:
    Lance King
  • Publisher:
    The Learning Curve
  • Date Published:


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The 21st Century Skills Middle School student workbook contains 82 skills exercises cover the ten Categories that make up the framework for 21st Century Skills. The workbook has been designed so that each one can be used by any teacher in any subject. Schools will be able to create and deliver their own unique 21st Century Skills programme to suit their school, their country and their particular mix of cultures.

Each exercise has been designed to enable you to practice and get better at one small aspect of learning in general. The aim of this book is to help you to improve your own success - however you define success.

21st C skills exercises need to be practiced the same way you might practice a lay-up in basketball or an ollie on a skateboard or a new song on a musical instrument. First you work out exactly how to do it well and then you do it over and over again making small improvements every time until you’ ve got it. And you will know you’ ve « got it» when you can do it without thinking about it and maybe you are even good enough to teach someone else.

Each exercise gives you an activity to perform to practice the skill and it also gives you what is called a « Mastery» statement. This is a definition of what someone who was really, really good at this particular skill would be able to do. You can use this statement as a goal - something to aim for.

To begin you might like to work out what you want to achieve (see Achieving Goals - pages 74-76), and then look for the specific skills that might help with that.

If it is schoolwork - what do you have trouble with - what might help you improve? Is it making good notes in class? See page 31 - Note-making. Is it meeting deadlines? See page 70 - Deadlines. And if that is the case, you might also need to look at page 89 and learn some Perseverance skills and maybe page 97 and learn how to deal with Pressure and Stress.

Lance G. King is an internationally recognized author, teacher and workshop facilitator who in the last 23 years has worked with over 200,000 students worldwide as well as many thousands of their teachers and parents. He is the creator of the Art of Learning programme taught in over 250 schools in 33 countries and is a specialist in the direct teaching of '21st Century Skills'. Within the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation he designed and developed the Approaches to Learning (ATL) Framework for both the Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma (DP) programmes which is currently being implemented in 4000 IB Schools in 150 Countries.