Would you hire your own students?

Soft Skills Students Desperately Need

Effective Oral and Written Communication

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What it is?

  • Clear and concise
  • Focus, energy, and passion
  • Reason and persuade
  • Write with voice

What it's NOT?

  • Focus on grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Worksheets
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Ideas for the Classroom

Accessing and Analyzing Information

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What it is?

  • Evaluating information from a variety of sources
  • Synthesize findings
  • Always changing

What it's NOT?

  • Definitions
  • Sole sources (text book)
  • One answer
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Ideas for the Classroom

  • Research
  • Use of varied sources
  • Technology infusion
  • Multiple approaches