The Students Are Our Future
While it is important to teach a common set of essential skills that will be helpful in adulthood (courage, caution, time management skills, compassion, etc.), it is equally important to provide opportunities for students to harness the natural abilities that they possess within the boundaries and limitations of the classroom.
Encourage Movers to stay active and take each moment as it comes. Look to them for help when a project needs a boost. They bring momentum to any initiative and get results. Their strengths include effectively harnessing the energy that comes from a sense of urgency and tactfully utilizing the resources that are already right here right now. They are a driving force that helps our world turn.
Encourage Connectors to be receptive, creative, and authentic. Help them find opportunities for personal growth and to empower others. They are the glue that holds our communities together.