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  1. 1. "The Right Stuff" How can we make our classrooms more globally competitive? Anna Norman
  2. 2. What is the Right Stuff? What is the "right education" young people need to prepare for the jobs of the new middle? -TL Friedman says in his book "The world is Flat" : "It isn't specific courses you should take but rather certain skill sets and attitudes." He focuses on Four that are important to anyone seeking a pathway to the new middle.
  3. 3. The Magic Four: 1. The ability to "learn how to learn" 2. Have passion and curiosity. 3. You need to like people. 4. Nurture your right brain as well as your left.
  4. 4. The ability to "learn how to learn" To constantly absorb teach yourself, new ways of doing things. and Love learning
  5. 5. Have passion and curiosity. CQ + PQ > IQ That is TL Friedman's way of explaining that when the world is flat, curiosity and passion for a job, for success, for a subject area or even a hobby are so much more important. So be passion with what you do; and be curious about new things and you will be on a great path to success.
  6. 6. "Give me a kid with passion to learn and a curiosity to discover and I will take him or her over a less passionate kid with a high IQ everyday of the week" - TL Friedman Children who are passionate to learn are more likely to grasp new things faster than those kids with higher IQ's but have no curiosity to learn.
  7. 7. You Need to Like people - If students feel comfortable in the classroom and feel wanted and liked then they are more likely to learn. Teachers must learn how to teach children to like everyone.
  8. 8. Nurture your right brain as well as your left. teach children to be creative help them learn how to solve problems on their own. let them know its okay to think outside the box. help them understand it is okay to have fun while learning. If teachers help children to do these things they are sure to be a more well-rounded learner.
  9. 9. how to help both sides of your brain learn crossword puzzles yoga using your other hand moving your body drawing things out (if your stuck on a problem break out your pencil and start doodling) martial arts
  10. 10. Project Based learning vs. Traditional Testing With project based learning we are giving our students to the tools necessary to be able to apply learning to real life situations. Let them learn by using hands on activities instead of reading straight from a book or sitting in a lecture hall.
  11. 11. Working with others Working in small groups inside the classroom will prepare our students for the real world by learning that they have to work as a team to succeed.
  12. 12. Technology: Technology is a growing form of communication in the world. Students need to be able to use technology in a fun learning manner to be prepared for the work force. Teachers should incorporate many pieces of technology into their lesson plans.
  13. 13. Students to learn that there is more to learning than test and numbers and lectures. They need to know that learning can and should be fun!

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