Executive Extra

Monthly content focused on leadership exclusively for the Executive members of NAA.

As we get older, our creative side tends to decrease. Young people, however, have the potential for amazing creativity!

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:41

7 Steps to Youth Engagement

Youth development professionals can tell when youth are engaged in a meaningful and challenging activity.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:45

Question Everything!

i. Why is it important to teach STEM with hands-on activities?
ii. Why do you think that?
iii. What personal examples do you have of successfully teaching a hands-on activity?

Have you seen the animated whiteboard video of Sir Ken Robinson? With help from RSA Animate, Robinson explains the history of formal education and the necessity for Changing Education Paradigms.

Monday, 29 January 2018 12:35

What Questions Did You Ask Today?

At the core of the 4Cs—Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication—is another C: Curiosity.

Did you use the 4Cs today?

Of course you did.

But how?

Published in Executive Extra

"Pop Music tells you everything's OK, while rock music tells you that it is not OK, but you change it."
—Bono

Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

Preparing Kids for the Path to Innovation

We are at a unique place in time where STEM initiatives are influencing the future economy. Unfortunately, these initiatives are widening the gap between what students are learning in school and the skills they will need to thrive in a new digital and hyperconnected world.