Everyone can name that one teacher that they absolutely loved.
Whether it was the passionate English teacher who stood on the desk and shouted Carpe Diem… Or the crazy science teacher who threw potassium in a large beaker that caused a water explosion to hit the roof of the classroom… Or the tender teacher who sat patiently with you while you had a very difficult day.
Everyone has at least one special teacher that made an impact on their life.
So what makes a teacher great?
Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of the teacher. I have always believed that a teacher can make or break a subject for a learner.
Then again, if I was to ask you who your absolute worst teacher was, I bet you could name them too.
I bet it was that teacher that exasperated you, or the one who looked down her nose and never approved no matter what you did, or perhaps the one who threw a test on your desk and told you you didn’t actually deserve that decent result because you didn’t work as hard as she wanted you to in class.
Using The Young People Index®, a revolutionary online assessment, we are transforming young people’s lives and enabling educators to identify and nurture the key talents of young people – the leaders and workforce of the future. We use the results from the assessments to empower young people by highlighting their natural preferences and inclinations in terms of how they contribute to a team, organisation, project, or role, consequently boosting confidence and self-awareness.
The equivalent adult tool, The GC Index®, considerably improves the performance and engagement of teachers of young people in schools, colleges, sports teams and youth organisations, by helping enhance their knowledge of the individuals and aid in understanding the contributions each young person makes, or has the potential to make.
Taking it one step further…
What if we can align teaching and learning styles to provide an even more meaningful and impactful education.
Education could become remarkable.
This knowledge and understanding can be used in many ways, some of which are:
to develop questioning skills
adapt teaching and communication methods,
analyse group dynamics,
create more impactful groupings,
boost confidence in young people,
Knowing who you are and how you can make an impact and contribution in your life, is one of the most important things you need to know. We have the tools to help you, teachers and learners, discover more about yourself and to reach your future potential. Now, more than ever before, education needs to adequately prepare our youth for the future. The future that lies ahead is fraught with uncertainty. Changes are happening at an exponential rate and none of us can truly predict what the children who started school this year, will be doing in thirty years’ time.
So how do we educate them? How do we prepare them for an unpredictable future?
Our tools help institutions embed key learning insights and outcomes of the curriculum with the index profiles of their students, to deliver education that is radical, meaningful, and future skills based.
We believe we have the tool kit to do just that.
Let us help you create young people who are sure about what they have to offer the world that can bring their biggest impact into any job, situation or career that they are in, so that the world that they are busy heading into will be moulded by people who are capable of making decisions about their lives and the environment with confidence in their game changing aspirations.