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.
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