Essential Skills for Students

On Friday, May 2nd, the PHS staff met to discuss the essential skills our students will need to have mastered upon leaving high school to be successful in any post high school endeavor. These skills move beyond what is taught in the mandated curriculum and need to be integrated as best we can into our everyday methods of delivering curriculum. Some of these items are part of a specific class curriculum and might need emphasis throughout the curriculum. Our challenge this summer is to integrate these skills via our school improvement plan for 2008-09. The skills identified:
Life Skills–Management
Coping with daily demands
Money Management
Drug/Alcohol awareness
Life long learning
Decision making
Goal setting Time management
Decision making
Social Skills
People to people skills
Character
Morality
Relationships
Responsibility
Commitment
Respect
Conflict resolution
Adaptability Skills
Use and adapt to new technology
Problem solving
Critical thinking
Ability to prioritize
Communication Skills
Written
Oral
Reading
Non-verbal
Listening

3 thoughts on “Essential Skills for Students

  1. Can do. I think a starting point would be to ask students, staff and school council some open ended questions to bring them into the formation of the plan.

    Time to brainstorm.

    Dave B.

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