Most schools I’ve worked in push one or the other as if independence and collaboration can’t be present in the same person. Happy to see some argument for both.
What are the important skills, behaviors, and attitudes that students need to become contributing global citizens?
These skills, behaviors, and attitudes are so important that I wrote a book about them. My book goes into detail about the specific skills and offers suggestions for parents, teachers, and students on how to cultivate these traits at home, in the classroom, and beyond. For the purposes of this discussion, I put the list into two categories that encompass the necessary skills students need to be contributing global citizens. The one skill that students will need in both categories, however, is a good work ethic. Students will need to have good time management and perseverance whether they are working independently or with a team.
- Able to Work Independently: Students who can sit down by themselves and get the job done, no matter what it is, will contribute positively to society. Too…
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