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Strategy #1: Self-reflection
Strategies to enhance student self-assessment
1. Reflection activities
Teachers often use proformae to encourage students to reflect on their learning experience. While these are convenient and provide a record of student thinking, they can become an activity devoid of any real thinking. Oral reflection, whether as a whole class or group within the class, might sometimes be more useful. Alternatively, teachers could devote some time to questioning students about what they have recorded on their proformae and asking them for explanations.
Strategy #2 Use more of what you already have.
Imagine what you could achieve if you took all the knowledge, intelligence, opportunities, time, skill and talent that you currently have and absolutely milked it. What if you already have more than enough talent to become wildly successful? Well, you do. There go the excuses. And that voice that’s telling (some of) you right now that you don’t have what it takes to become successful, that’s called fear. Not logic, fear. Not reality, fear. Unless of course, you allow that to become your reality. Be mindful that the voice in your head (the very loud, annoying and persistent one) is rarely a reflection of your potential and mostly a manifestation of your insecurity. And no, you’re not alone in your self-doubt; it’s a universal condition. Many people fail, not because they don’t have what it takes, but because they don’t use what they already have. Successful people typically don’t have more innate potential, luck, time or opportunity than the next person, but they consistently find a way to use much more of what they have at their disposal. While the majority are rationalizing their lack of decision making and action taking, these guys are finding a way to get the job done. The question is not “how much ability do you have, but how much will you use?”
Strategy #3: Identifying and developing sought after skills
Once you’ve realized what it is you want to do, it’s time to think about how you’re going to get to that next stage. BioTalent Canada’s 2013 report looks at what skills companies predict will most likely be needed in the next three years. The top three skills were leadership, interpersonal skills and business development.
Building those skills in academic settings can be done quite readily. To develop teamwork skills, you could participate in multidisciplinary projects, collaborate on experiments with lab members, and be active in groups such as academic committees and industry associations. Leadership skills can be developed by taking initiatives to train students/interns, lead projects with industry partners, setting up new techniques and protocols and providing scientific input for non-profit organizations.
I spoke to some of our guests at the networking reception to find out what Canadian leaders (and probably those from other countries too) look for in potential employees. “Leadership and organizational skills, strong motivation and enthusiasm, and having a likeable personality,” said Peter Lau, president of Lumawiz, “It may be cliché, but it’s no longer just about standing out from hundreds of applicants, it’s more about telling your story and why you are the best fit for the job.”
Strategy #4: Follow the investments
If you’re interested in where the money is, the Ernst and Young beyond Borders report is a great source for information regarding which geographical areas raised the highest innovation and venture capital in 2013. It outlines areas of highest capital investments, for example, in the USA: New England, San Francisco Bay area, and San Diego captured 60% of all national venture capital and also raised US$9.1 billion of the US$14.8 billion in innovation capital.
Strategy #5: Set Goals that Motivate You
When you set goals for yourself, it is important that they motivate you: this means making sure that they are important to you, and that there is value in achieving them. If you have little interest in the outcome, or they are irrelevant given the larger picture, then the chances of you putting in the work to make them happen are slim. Motivation is key to achieving goals. Set goals that relate to the high priorities in your life. Without this type of focus, you can end up with far too many goals, leaving you too little time to devote to each one. Goal achievement requires commitment, so to maximize the likelihood of success, you need to feel a sense of urgency and have an “I must do this” attitude. When you don’t have this, you risk putting off what you need to do to make the goal a reality. This in turn leaves you feeling disappointed and frustrated with yourself, both of which are de-motivating. And you can end up in a very destructive “I can’t do anything or be successful at anything” frame of mind.
Never Stop Learning
A healthy lifestyle is a process—a journey more than a destination. You can always learn more about nutrition, fitness, and even yourself that can help you be just a little bit better tomorrow.