Will Today’s Dreams Become Tomorrow’s Realities?

Date: July 7, 2021
Category: Learning,

Yes. And no. Ask a young child what his or her dream job is and expect a true, open, uncensored and often unexpected answer – police officer, doctor, tornado chaser, pro-athlete, movie director, artist, writer, poet laureate, computer geek – the list is endless.

Many will realize their dreams, others won’t. Not necessarily because their dream is unattainable, but because, as they grow, children discover the many more opportunities and possibilities that the world has to offer.

A good school will accelerate this discovery via an internationally-recognized curriculum that inspires in its learners an insatiable curiosity and desire to understand; a curriculum complemented by extra-curricular activities that champion the child’s physical and social development.

Critical thinking? No problem!

No matter their chosen career, the ability to think critically, to see problems from different angles and solve them, is invaluable. Children who, from an early age, are taught the truth that every problem has multiple solutions, will experience these challenges not as obstacles, but as opportunities to be creative and enhance personal growth.

Agile mind, nimble body

This millennium has seen the world and the workplace undergo a rate of change that is unprecedented. To be successful in their chosen careers, learners need to understand and be comfortable with this fluidity. Teachers who vary their teaching methods in the classroom and beyond via strategies such as blended learning, help to hone their learners’ agility and ability to adapt to very dynamic, unpredictable environments.

Speak up!

The ability to speak and write coherently, despite unimaginable advances in technology, remain essential skills needed for your child’s future success. Pause for a moment and think of electronic messages from your colleagues that are fraught with grammatical and spelling errors, or meetings where the presenter mumbles incoherently.

From an early age, children need a school that not only introduces the importance of proper grammar, it teaches children how to use technology to check and recheck their writing. When it comes to effective oral communication, does your child’s school offer the curricular and extra-curricular activities that teach your child to speak confidently and clearly? It’s no coincidence that the most successful people are invariably good communicators – both written and oral.

Stay curious

Children are born curious about their world and wanting to explore it. Choose a school where teachers understand that it’s their job to nurture this natural curiosity, thereby instilling love for learning that remains with the child as he or she, equipped with a solid, internationally-recognized education, steps out into a world of wonder and challenge, a world where dreams become realities, a world in which every child thrives.

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