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The Skills That Matter

The Skills That Matter
Teaching Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competencies in Any Classroom

© 2018 | 224 pages | Corwin

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.

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

"This book does an excellent job of not only telling and showing what should be done to include these competencies in a high school curriculum, but also giving specific implementation steps that can be taken. So many books spout theory without providing adequate information for putting it into practice. This one does both very well, and even provides step-by-step planning."

Jessica Baldwin, ELA Teacher
Toombs County High School

"If you think that this generation of students is like the last, then think again. This book is timely for educators who are challenged with preparing all students for their post-secondary opportunities. Every student needs a healthy balance of strong academic knowledge and appropriate interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Academics alone will not guarantee students’ success, but those who have the ability to employ quality interpersonal and intrapersonal skills will have a greater opportunity for success in education and the workforce. This is an essential guide for those who prepare students for the 21st century. Schools must not just teach the critical academic skills but also the sometimes forgotten skills of how to communicate effectively as a team, believe in your own ability to accomplish a difficult task, and grow from each experience."

Britton Hart, Principal
Emporia High School

"If students are going to flourish, they need to know how to think and act in ways that build healthy relationships. This important new book from Pattie Noonan and Amy Gaumer Erickson offers a roadmap for teachers to help students learn and practice the most important competencies for social success at school and in the world."

Jim Knight, Author & President
Instructional Coaching Group

"It's all there in the competency wheel - a comprehensive framework spanning the grade levels, which identifies and demonstrates the skills needed to develop healthy, successful individuals. Having implemented the framework within our program, we know first-hand the positive results it has produced. Authors Amy Gaumer Erickson and Pattie Noonan have brought together insight, organization, and measure to create a practical, systematic guide for educators, parents, and students."

Lenae Lazzelle, Ed.D., Gifted Education Director, Springfield Public Schools
Phelps Center for Gifted Education

"The message of The Skills That Matter is right on target with curriculum changes that must occur if we are to adequately prepare our students for the world that awaits them. Authors Pattie Noonan and Amy Gaumer Erickson not only make a compelling case for teaching intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive skills, but also provide teachers with the practical means to do so."

Robert J. Marzano, Chief Academic Officer
Marzano Research

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ISBN: 9781506376332

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