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Understanding the Future Fit framwork

What Is FutureFit Skills?

FutureFit Skill is a curriculum enhancement framework that is designed to empower you to easily integrate social-emotional learning and character education into traditional academic curriculum.

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This learning technique is based on a holistic approach to learning. It incorporates mental, emotional, physical and social techniques to teach skills that are easy for students to understand and even easier to remember. The FutureFit Framework was conceived by educators with students' entire academic career — from foundation phase to university — in mind. Learn more about the complete list of FutureFit skills here.

How the FutureFit Framework Works

Look for the special FutureFit icons throughout this article to help you identify resources curated for use in social-emotional learning and character-education lessons. For more on social-emotional learning, read our article here.

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FutureFit consists of three distinct types of resources:

1. Projects

Complete project-based lessons developed by teachers and curriculum experts to incorporate concepts into standard curriculum units. Click here to access them on The Complete Teacher.

2. Boost Extension Activities

Concise, focused activities and projects specially written by teachers and curriculum experts to accompany other TeacherVision resources.

3. Supplemental Resources

A variety of curated worksheets, videos, lesson plans, reading guides and related resources.

Why Integrate SEL Into Your Curriculum?

This approach can inspire your students to be change-makers. With FutureFit, incorporating skills and concepts like a growth mindset, critical thinking, collaboration, self-awareness and service mentality is simple and straightforward.

Incorporating social-emotional learning and character education into classrooms improves students’ lives. This approach reinforces good learning, and results in higher test scores, higher graduation rates, as well as increased lifetime earning potential. There is a direct link between integrating “life skills” into a teaching syllabus and improved student outcomes.

We know that a teacher's job is never done and that finding the time to inspire your students in ways that extend beyond their academic lessons can be challenging.We know that teaching is aspirational, and that you don't get out of bed every morning to preside over the administration of a pile of "drill and kill" practice tests.

Making use of the FutureFit can alleviate your work load. It also has huge benefits for your students. It teaches effective communication, reflective practice, initiative, global awareness, leadership, and accountability. By making use of these resources, you'll save time and energy. Making use of this framework will also help your students to become capable, well-rounded, inquisitive and productive individuals.

Click here for project-based lessons.

Source: https://www.teachervision.com/futurefit

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