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The Skills That Matter

Teaching Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competencies in Any Classroom
Written for middle and high school educators, this books offers practical instructional strategies teachers can use to support the development of key intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506376332
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2017
  • Page Count: 224
  • Publication date: August 10, 2017

Price: $39.95



Build skills for lifelong success

Many students leave high school without the skills they need to succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce. How can we better equip students for lifelong success? Research demonstrates that intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies impact student behavior and achievement, increase graduation rates, and promote strong post-school outcomes. The Skills That Matter provides middle and high school educators with the resources, tools, and practical examples to teach key intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies, including self-regulation, goal-setting, self-efficacy, assertiveness, and conflict management. Readers will find

  • Competency-specific evidence-based instructional strategies with examples, and
  • Tools such as sample instructional plans, formative assessments, and student-friendly products.

This book provides teachers with the practical information they need to better develop socially and emotionally engaged, career-equipped, lifelong learners.



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Patricia M. Noonan

Pattie Noonan, Ph.D. is an associate research professor at the University of Kansas where she centers her work on providing and evaluating professional development related to improving education for all students. She holds a firm belief in the capacity of students with and without disabilities to achieve positive post-school outcomes through college and career readiness. Much of her work entails providing professional development to middle and high school leadership teams while working in close collaboration with state departments of education. Her research often focuses on measuring collaboration, then using the results to improve teaming—a critical yet elusive component of educational improvement. To this end, she has published books, articles, and an integrated framework, all of which translate research results into practical applications. Throughout this process, Dr. Noonan continually improves her interactive, adaptive professional development practices in both virtual and face-to-face settings. She lives in a 100-year old farmhouse in Lawrence, KS with her husband, John. Together they enjoy remodeling old homes and exploring the world.
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Amy S. Gaumer Erickson

Amy S. Gaumer Erickson, Ph.D. is an associate research professor at the University of Kansas. Her work focuses on the implementation of evidence-based instructional practices, within a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), that empower students with and without disabilities to become socially and emotionally engaged, career-equipped, lifelong learners. Through her collaboration with state departments of education, Dr. Gaumer Erickson designs high-quality professional learning and implements evaluations that track the fidelity of implementation, as well as the short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes and impacts. Gaumer Erickson has taught at the middle and high school levels and within urban, suburban, charter, and alternative schools. She also has a passion for rural schools, growing up in a farming community of 1500 people. Gaumer Erickson has published numerous articles, measures, and books and has been providing high-quality professional development to thousands of secondary-level educators across multiple states for over a decade, learning from these educators through a practice-based research approach.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures



About the Authors

1. College and Career Competency Framework

2. Self-Efficacy

3. Self-Regulation

4. Goal Setting

5. Assertiveness

6. Conflict Management






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