Find some great books to help develop a growth mindset with your students!
Here is a collection of resources you can use to have students reflect on their 21st century skills. Many of these were initially used after a STEM challenge, but they could be used after any activity.
Everything you need to play 21st century skills bingo is in this zipped folder!
Items include the game description, 24 different versions of the cards, as well as blank card you can use as a template to make new ones.
Read the file entitled "Secret BINGO Directions" first, and then "SECRET bingo descriptions"
This continuum breaks down each of the SECRET skills components and specifies the expectations for students at the grade 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 level in student-friendly language.
Literature is a wonderful way to introduce your students to 21st century skills and spark discussion. The following is a list of books using SECRET (self-management, effective participation, creativity, reflection, enquiry and team work) to bring 21st century learning to life!
These posters can help remind your students what it is to be a good self-manger, effective participator, creative thinker, reflective learner, independent enquirer and a good team member.
These resources can helps support the development of 21st Century SECRET skills in your primary classroom.
Included are: a one page poster that explains what each skill means in student-friendly language; a brochure to share with parents & a student self-reflection on their SECRET skills.
Author - Val Arthur
These rubrics break each of the six major skills into their four subsets and rank them on a scale of 1 to 5. Please note that team work is usually represented by a train, but is tamarin monkeys in this document & enquiry is usually represented by Eisenstein but is enquiring Eddy in this document.
The following is a resource to help connect SECRET skills to student-friendly language for our youngest learners. The skills are connected to foundations and then teachers are provided with a framework of 9 steps to work with their students on to have them develop that foundation or skill.
Use these questions to interview an adult about 21st century skills and teach your students about the value of these skills in life.
This document outlines how the 7 Cs, SECRET and Sun West Learning Behaviours all align to teach 21st Century Skills.
Artifact: From Tracey Uhrich at RCHS for Outcome WA10.1 (Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 10)
Artifact Description: Students need to gather data from grocery store and make decisions on best to purchase. They must work together to put their findings into a PowerPoint to share with their peers.
Minds in Bloom blog. This link contains several posts with ideas for brain breaks in the classroom. There are brain breaks by theme (Christmas, Mystery) or brain breaks that can be used throughout the year.
This lesson helps define imagination and creativity and explain how it helps us learn and about ourselves and the world. Caine created a massive cardboard arcade and is the inspiration behind this lesson.