This is an essential resource for supporting the SEAL framework in secondary schools and for all those teaching 11-16 year olds. It contains everything you need to create truly independent learners, confident and resilient in their ability to learn and learn well. The book contains 50 lessons to teach 50 competencies. Each has teacher's notes on leading the lesson and a CD-ROM in the back of the book has all the student forms and worksheets necessary for the lessons. Lessons include:
getting to know yourself
taking responsibility for your own life
persistence and resilience
setting goals for life
caring for your mind and body
building brain power
pushing yourself out of your comfort zone
prioritising and planning
Possessing these vital competencies will help students learn better and be able to contribute more effectively in school. It will also enable them to thrive in the increasingly fast-paced world of the 21st century.
Click here for the related workbook title The Learner's Toolkit Student Workbook 1.
Click here for the related workbook title The Learner's Toolkit Student Workbook 2.
Jackie Beere MBA OBE worked as a newspaper journalist before starting a career in teaching and school leadership. She was awarded the OBE in 2002 for developing innovative learning programmes. Since 2006 she has been offering training in the latest strategies for learning, developing emotionally intelligent leadership and growth mindsets. She is the author of several bestselling books on teaching, learning and coaching, as well as being a qualified Master Practitioner in NLP.Ian Gilbert is an educational speaker, award-winning writer and editor, innovator, entrepreneur and a man who the IB World magazine named as one of its top fifteen 'educational visionaries'. In 1994 he established the unique educational network Independent Thinking, whose Associates and pioneering books have influenced teachers, school leaders and young people all across the globe. Ian has a unique perspective on education and society, having lived and worked in the UK, the Middle East, South America, Asia and, now, the Netherlands.