The purpose of this unit is for students to take ownership of their learning and growth, leading to academic well-being. Students will find ways to participate in the learning process (active learning), use creativity to solve problems, develop personal responsibility, and set goals to motivate and track growth.
Active learners do not wait to be invited—they jump right in. When we use our personal time to learn (e.g., watching videos, developing a new skill/talent, or reading), our love for learning grows. One great way to learn new things is to fix something using the creative problem-solving process: ask, imagine, plan, create/try, and revise/improve. Each step in the process can help us learn new skills, acquire needed information, and learn from experience.
Learning and growth makes life meaningful. Though it is desirable, learning can be a challenge. When we take responsibility and stop making excuses, our learning will come easier and will be much more enjoyable. That same momentum can be applied to achieving our goals. Big things happened one tiny step at a time. When we set goals that are S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based), we are much more likely to succeed.