This page is coming and will include strategies for working with each age group addressed by the Learning for Life program. The purpose will be the collaborative and ongoing growth of educators, students, and, in the case of children, parents. Strategies will specifically be outlined here for all involved in the following educational groups:
We discuss the details of this component with the following sections:
The recommended strategies for everyone’s ongoing growth within each age group are specific strategies for helping improve the growth experience within all aspects of the learning and teaching process. The focus is on developing a Growth Mindset (for everyone), a philosophy and attitude of “do your best/enjoy the journey,” and there being no failure, only feedback. The How and Why a person used to come up with an answer is more important than the right answer. Life-planning skills combined with how to give and receive feedback are also emphasized.
One Community is about creating positive and permanent global transformation through open source and self-replicating teacher/demonstration hubs. The complete Evaluation and Evolution process is our structure for assessing, maintaining, and improving the educational process and experience for both new and veteran members of our team.
The strategies described here were initially conceived for use in the Education for Life component of One Community. We then developed them for use in any environment where there are Teachers and Learners, Facilitators and Staff, Managers and Teams, etc. Our hope in open sourcing this is to provide usable information for replication that also demonstrates and teaches the benefits of collaborative learning and work-environment development. In our opinion, doing this provides a path for improving educational and working relationships within both learning and work environments while also improving the learning and growth process for all participants.
Sharing and helping to support and spread ideas like this is directly in alignment with our Purpose and Mission, our Global-transformation Pledge, and Highest Good philosophy for open source creation, sharing, and making a difference in the world.
As stated above, the purpose of the growth strategies is to engage all participants in their own learner-guided life coaching and human evolution process by helping in developing a Growth Mindset. A growth mindset is a philosophy and attitude of “do your best/enjoy the journey,” where there is no failure, only feedback.
The primary goal of this Evaluation and Evolution component is to improve the learning and teaching experience, where the learner enjoys the process and the teacher provides supportive guidance and feedback that engage the learner to want to continue to learn and grow even more.. The process should be fun, led by the Teacher/Facilitator but guided by the Learner, and a positive growth experience for everyone.
The growth strategies are designed to engage all participants in their own life coaching and human evolution process by helping in developing a Growth Mindset. A growth mindset is a philosophy and attitude of “do your best/enjoy the journey,” where there is no failure, only feedback.
Q: Are all aspects of this Evaluation and Evolution component necessary?
We consider all aspects listed above as important but how a person or organization chooses to use them is up to that individual or group. To maximize the flexibility and application options, all components are designed to be usable in combinations, as part of the complete model, or as a stand-alone components.
People’s and organizational approaches to discipline are diverse. If disciplinary action is something you or your organization has decided is necessary, our suggestion is to still maintain a positive and Learner-focused approach. This would mean focusing on the Learner’s goals, how their behavior could be changed to help them better achieve their goals, and then guiding the Learner to come up with the best approach for moving forward and any consequences associated with not living up to this self-created path for progress.
Q: What if I have my own evaluation system that I like better, can I use that instead?
Of course! All aspects of the Education for Life program are designed for use in any educational environment and with or without inclusion of any other aspect of the program.
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