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- offer students increasingly difficult challenges and opportunities to make decisions - plan temporary hardships - delay gratification In short, get comfortable with being uncomfortable. We want to nurture motivated young people who show leadershipMore- offer students increasingly difficult challenges and opportunities to make decisions - plan temporary hardships - delay gratification In short, get comfortable with being uncomfortable. We want to nurture motivated young people who show leadership qualities, are flexible and so are able to turn their mind to anything, and are very quick to pick up new skills. Having learnt how to learn, they will realise they need to continually pursue self- development if they are going to succeed in modern life. How? By creating the right environment and giving the students the right to use their own minds to select and complete projects. Modern teaching methods and styles break down the barriers between teacher and student, and create an informal but structured learning environment. This allows more one to one time and fosters a sense of inquiry and teamwork. The growth mind set is All is possible! so the peer pressure is for everyone to succeed. Each individual is motivated on to greater things. Of all the delivery methods I have studied in the Western World I feel the High Tech High system and work by Dennis Littky and Dennis Yuzenas are the most effective and logically relevant to the 21st Century. - Will Sutherland This is the black and white edition Will Sutherland served 17 years as Housemaster at Aiglon College in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland. During his time at Aiglon he kept a 36-foot sailing sloop at Antibes in the Med and regularly took students on Adventure Holiday courses to learn to sail and, above all, to gain self-confidence. He has now turned his attention to applying modern teaching techniques to give our students an education suited to the fast-changing times and technologies of today.