Recently, we took some time to unpack one of the core elements of our culture — the 7 Habits from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Now, we want to turn to what iLEAD means. What makes up the iLEAD acronym, and how does it drive our educational approach?
Over the coming weeks, we’ll unpack each part, so this week we’re starting with the bird’s-eye view. The letters in iLEAD stand for:
We want our learners to think for themselves. Doing this requires a grounding in the arts, in design, and in humanities and the need to feel at home in the world.
If you’ve spent any time around iLEAD Agua Dulce, you know we place a high priority on positive, supportive, inviting environments where our learners can focus on their development. We are also committed to supporting learners’ development of emotional intelligence, life skills, and community engagement. Incorporating each of those five areas mentioned above provides vibrant, tangible ways they can do that. In the end, what we are doing is focusing on whole-child development, helping them become well-equipped individuals with promising futures.
Additionally, a well-rounded education doesn’t only prepare kids for the future; it empowers them where they are now. As education expert Dr. Yong Zhao has said, “Education is not simply preparation for life; education is life itself.”
Next week, join us as we dive into the first pillar of the iLEAD acronym: an international focus.
“If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.” — Malcolm Gladwell This week, we’re exploring the third pillar of the iLEAD acronym: the letter E, which stands for Entrepreneurial Development. At iLEAD Agua Dulce, we encourage learners to work in teams,
“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” — Woodrow Wilson This week, we’re exploring the second pillar of the iLEAD acronym: the
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