page for the resource guide created by Ethan Salter during the summer of 2014.
The primary goal of this website: What are the most effective non-cognitive skills for the 21st century student? The secondary goal for this project is how can an Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP) use the five non-cognitive skills of a growth mindset, resilience, autonomy, self-worth and self-discipline, to better develop student leaders?
The Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP) website will enrich current outdoor experiential curriculum or may be used to craft academically engaging non-cognitive based skills in any learning environment. A fully functioning OLP will challenge the skills of its participants, increase character development and self-awareness. As students work with the content of this site, the process will be just as important as the final outcome. Mistakes are a necessary source of personal growth, allowing students to learn how to create positive outcomes from failure.
To learn how to introduce non-cognitive skills: Rationale
To learn general strategies of non-cognitive skills: Strategies
To learn about activities that practice non-cognitive skills: Activities
Resources to support the Outdoor Leadership Program: Website Links
To find more information and resource worksheets: Resources
Discussion, ideas, and other content: Blog
A leader has to be the “rock.” Sometimes on a trip you’ll have negative and fearful people who drain energy from everyone. The leader has to operate in the opposite direction. The leader has to be not only a role model, but a source of energy and inspiration for the entire team.
~Peter Whittaker, climber/guide,
Summits Adventure Travel