Essential Life Skills for a 21st Century Workforce
Communication, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, giving and receiving feedback, self-discipline — every year, skills like these become more sought after by employers and colleges. These skills are included in Minnesota's Career and College Readiness framework, and they fall into five areas:
These valuable skills are sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills," "Social Emotional Learning," etc. Schools have endless opportunities across the school day to help students develop these skills. As one teacher put it, "Learning life skills isn't part of my students' day, it IS their day!" Explore (below) to learn more.