Ithink that teachers, principals, guidance counsellors, expect students to take on leadership positions within thier classrooms, schools, and community, but these students have never been taught the tools to be a good leader. Leadership is an art, and is something that can be learned and taught and has many shapes and forms. Communication and teamwork skills, along with decision making are all tools for students to be leaders in thier community. I think courses teaching students leadership should be offered as students enter highschool and all throughout.
The transition from gr.12 to university life is extremely difficult and highschools do not do a good job of preparing their students for university. There are many differences between the course load, the assignments and attending class in general. I feel as though, as a 1st year university student, that gr.12 teachers "babied" us and did not preparing us for what was to come.
I believe that physical education needs to be improved in our education system, and should be mandatory for all 4 years of highschool, to ensure the good health of our students and teach them to be active everyday for at least 30 mins! The issue of obesity and healthy living needs to be tackled on in schools with youth so that we can see a difference in the world around us.
This is all about how Gr.10 Career's class can be extremely discouraging and stressful for students, who are given a set of tests to figure out what their career should be. A career should be a passion, something you love to do, and want to do, - and those questions are missing on these career class tests! This is what i think!
Check out this video we found online about the global education system!! This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.
For more information on Sir Ken's work visit: http://www.sirkenrobinson.com
This is one of the promotional videos for the 2011 FYBY Summit. With slam poetry written by Adam Langlois, the video reinforces the importance of "owning your education" and being actively engaged in your own learning.
The purpose of the FYBY Summit was to take an in-depth look at the education system and how it reflects the needs of youth and their unique generation. Harnessing media (with a focus on video), youth advocates were able to showcase their perspective on topics important to them and stimulate thought-provoking dialogue. Stay tuned for the 2012 FYBY Summit ... it is an event you DEFINITELY do not want to miss. Visit the FYBY website for more information.