SRL wants to hear what you think of your education.
What kinds of things are you learning now that feel like they’ll be really useful to you later on in life? What do you wish you could be learning in school? How do you find good information about important life skills? Explore ways school prepares students—or doesn’t—for the world outside of school.
Take a look at this list of examples and look around your community. Are there programs and classes to teach people practical skills?
If you’re not learning something in school that you believe is important– how are you getting information about it, or how do you wish it were taught? (For example: do you look on social media, ask family/friends, or read books, watch news and videos, read magazines, or listen to podcasts?)
What do you want to be learning now to help you when you’re ready to go out into what’s often called the “real world,” beyond school?
Some examples of job & life skills:
When it comes to learning practical skills, what’s working well? What should change?
NAT package (2-4 min. long): A video story guided by the natural sound from interviews and the environment where you’re filming. Natural sound, commonly known as “NAT sound,” puts the viewer in the place the story was told by enhancing the scene(s) with video containing rich audio such as a musician singing at a train station, a storm approaching, or the sound of a tractor plowing the field. This kind of story would often not have a voiceover narration. Here’s an example of a nat package.
NOTE: students are encouraged to publish their stories on their school/club/program website or through video/social platforms such as YouTube, Instagram or Twitter and tag Student Reporting Labs. Check with your teacher to find out instructions for class submissions.