Search Institute understands educators’ pressure to help students achieve great test scores and instructional outcomes. Our engaging new curricula,Igniting Sparks, provides a holistic approach to launch the achievement of those academic goals. Igniting Sparks gives educators the tools to show students that they truly “see” them as individuals who are interesting and capable of achieving great things. And students who understand their sparks have a better sense of who they are and how education relates to their aspirations. When caring adults better understand their students, they are more prepared to help students know themselves—and what really motivates them to do their best.
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Igniting Sparks offers practical yet fun tools to help students tap into their unique talents and interests. Each kit offers age-appropriate lesson plans, posters, and other items that lead students to identify their interests and collaborate with peers in developing their sparks. Students write about their sparks, identify role models, and learn how to connect their aspirations to improving their communities and the world they hope to live in. Best of all, Igniting Sparks integrates technology with students’ aspirations and goals through Spark.A.Vision videos—the perfect electronic “take away” video that gives students a concrete, engaging reminder of where they can go in life.
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