Teachers and schools need to make careful, intentional decisions as to which skills will be emphasized, taught and learned, and to what degree at what levels. I have stated elsewhere that I believe that there are five key skill sets that are important for students to learn in a 21st century world -- how to:
Ask questions, define problems and challenges;
Search for and process information and data;
Think deeply and flexibly;
Draw conclusions and apply learning; and
Schools with strong 21st century programs have defined their own key skill goals, such as the ability to develop concepts, inquire, conduct research, solve problems effectively, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively. They make sure that students develop and grow critically identified skills over time, both within and across subjects.
Join us Sunday night at 8 PM for #edchatri as we discuss this topic which is vital to the success of our teachers, students and school as a whole.
Don Miller -