Phones in NSW Schools are banned from today. As a young person I have some thoughts and some ways you can navigate this conversation in the classroom.
In this thought-provoking piece, Wil Massara reflects on the undue academic pressure placed on today's youth through the emphasis on arbitrary numbers like ATAR. He highlights the need for a more holistic approach to education, focusing on students' unique talents and skills and preparing them for an ever-changing world driven by innovation and adaptability.
In today's fast-paced, technology-driven world, schools face the challenge of adapting outdated educational models to meet the needs of students in a technology-led future. However, there's an interesting connection between schools and tech companies that often goes unnoticed. Upon this reflection, I wanted to explore the valuable lessons that schools can learn from tech companies to foster innovation and create environments where students can thrive.
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All successful organisations are shaped by people smarter than the CEO. Fact. Jae is one of the incredible team members at YLAA however, her impressive resume and commitment to building a better world through youth engagement blow us away daily.
"Life-changing. Please never stop what you're doing" It has taken some time to pull the words together to express the gratitude for each and every human who made our 2022 YLAA tour not only a reality but a life-changing experience for so many incredible young people across the nation.
We’ve gathered together a list of some pretty cool podcasts for young people who want to develop the knowledge, skillsets, and confidence to be their best selves, and to become holistic, well-rounded young adults. Covering careers to politics to life skills, these podcasts are concise, effective ways to learn new skills every day.
Based on the last few years' of evolution and change in education, read some of our predictions and aspirations for the future of education in 2022 and beyond.
Here at YLAA, we’re big on working with and listening to young people - they’re the whole reason we exist, and the main recipients of our work. So we asked our Youth Advisory Board - what do they want to see from the YLAA events in 2022? Their answers gave some insight into what young people all across the country want from their education, and from the program and event providers who work with them. Check out some of their ideas and responses below for some insight into the future of education and learning that young people want.
Introducing our Youth Advisory Board's upcoming framework for future education development - advocating for inclusion of student voice in decision-making and curriculum development to create a more inclusive, representative, future-prepared education system.
From some of our amazing partners and speakers here at Youth Leadership Academy Australia - here’s some of the future-making ideas we can’t wait to share with students all over the country in our 2022 event series.
We've picked out some great tech that educators and teachers can use to increase engagement, facilitate learning and reflection, and build key critical thinking skills in the classroom - even an online one.
Dominik, our Youth Advisory Board member, takes a look at the childhood obesity crisis and some research-backed ways schools can start to target this problem at its root.
Youth Advisor, Ellissa, analyses the impacts of academic pressure on students and recommends strategies schools, students, and communities can take to alleviate it.
Our Youth Advisory Board member, Bridie, speaks on the importance of schools providing support for both students’ academic-related and social-related mental health.
Alternative and studio schools are part of the changing face of education, and are revolutionising the way we prepare students for the jobs of the future.
If we want our students to start becoming active leaders and citizens, we need to start treating them as such. That’s where co-design comes in - an innovative tool of co-creation, which has the potential to enrich not only schools and the educational and extra-curricular services they provide, but students’ own personal and educational development.
We’ve all given, or received, a lacklustre classroom experience at some stage - this is especially the case when the classroom is virtual. Here are some tips - from students, teachers, and learning professionals alike - for keeping students engaged in their learning in both virtual and physical settings.
We’re recruiting for our first Youth Advisory Board to help us continue to create innovative, for-youth, by-youth programs for young people across Australia - check out how to get involved in a one-of-a-kind leadership and personal development experience for young people aged 12-18.