Thriving in a Knowledge Economy


In his NY Times column Teaching for America (originally published Nov 20, 2010), Thomas L. Friedman writes the following:

Tony Wagner, the Harvard-based education expert and author of “The Global Achievement Gap,” explains it this way. There are three basic skills that students need if they want to thrive in a knowledge economy: the ability to do critical thinking and problem-solving; the ability to communicate effectively; and the ability to collaborate.

Whether looking from the perspective of character development, 21st century skills, intervention, academic/behavioral improvement, or any number of other angles, the 8 Focus Areas of Power2Achieve and the Power2Achieve teaching & learning tools are relevant now more than ever.

Check out the Power2Achieve 8 Focus Areas for School graphic here:

http://excellenceandethics.com/programs/P2A_8_FocusAreas.pdf

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About Kyle Baker

Kyle graduated with a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Notre Dame through the Alliance for Catholic Education. He taught at St. Joseph's School in Missoula, Montana before joining ACE. During his Master's program he taught 5th grade at St. Paul's School in San Antonio, Texas for two years while also coaching Varsity Football at Antonian College Preparatory High School. As a collegiate student-athlete Kyle earned first team All-American football honors twice and earned Academic All-American honors three times while attending Carroll College. He also was awarded the Dave Rimington Award as the nation's top center and a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the Year award.

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