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Most Likely to Succeed

I was fortunate enough to share the Most Likely to Succeed film to our staff which highlights how as educators we need to equip our students for the 21st Century.

The questions based upon this scene are from the Sparks section of Essential skills

  • What skills and character traits are essential for students in the 21st Century?  For career, citizenship, and life?
  • What do you find noteworthy about this scene?
  • Our current education model was defined over a century ago. What skills and character traits did the Committee of Ten want young adults to have for 20th Century assembly line jobs??
  • On balance, are our students being prepared more for the 20th or the 21st Century?
  • How might we critique assignments on the basis of how they help our students develop essential skills?  Do we already?  Should we?
  • How might we assess student progress on essential skills?
  • What micro-innovations might help us reach  community consensus on which skills are essential for our graduates?  

  • What micro-innovations might help us determine our current effectiveness in developing these skills for our kids?