Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Essential Skills Survey: Your Input is Needed!

By on April 21, 2011

In my book, ‘Tween Crayons and Curfews: Tips for Middle School Teachers,” I explore strategies to make school more meaningful to students. I examined the newest draft of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in its goals for college and career readiness, and reached out to both stakeholders in higher education as well as businesses as a means to develop an essential standards list that both need to see from students in the future.

As a result, I developed a list of 13 key skills that reflect the future attributes that students most need to develop by the time they leave school. The book expands on just how to address the strategies to meet those skills.

For a future project of mine, I’m looking to hone that list and could use my reader’s input. Please take a quick moment (literally, we’re talking only 1 multiple choice question here) and click on this survey to help me focus my list to the top 5 skills out of the 13 you feel are the most important for students to learn

Thanks so much for your time and input, and I’ll let you know the results in a later post!


Heather Wolpert-Gawron
aka Tweenteacher

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