Marlaine’s Spaghetti

This has NOTHING to do with critical skills – except that it may be a critical skill to serve something delicious and easy to make when you have guests. So give this a try – it’s called “Marlaine’s Spaghetti” (although I use Fettuccine) Marlaine’s Spaghetti This recipe will serve four people generously. The important thing […]

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The “Scrapper” on TED Talks

This is an excellent talk by human resource professional Regina Hartley on TED Talks.  “Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume.” She explains why those who often find difficulty and adversity in their careers might just be the ones to hire — over the ones with the “Silver Spoons.” It reminds me […]

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Film Offers Another Thought of School

Kyle Wingfield, a blogger, posted an excellent referral to a film documentary called, “Most Likely to Succeed.” As Wingfield points out, the pathway that the creators of the documentary suggest includes a “shift from drilling kids on content, a readily available commodity, toward developing “soft skills” [appropriately, the film prefers “critical skills”] such as written […]

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A Perspective on “Critical Skills”

In an examination about critical skills, a perspective is in order inasmuch as “one size does not necessarily fit all.” This is true if the examination is about “soft skills” – SCANS, “Critical Skills,” “Skills for the Twenty First Century,” etc. There are a variety of such “skills” as well as other skills that enter […]

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