All About Skills – Field Studies

In this episode, Charlie Jett discusses Field Studies in depth. Field Studies were highlighted by the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) report, “Teaching the SCANS Competencies” as an effective means of teaching the Critical skills. Field Studies are conducted by a team of students and focus on issues identified by local area businesses […]

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Molly’s Project

Molly’s Project Sunset always comes early in January, and when Molly arrived home from school, the darkness had already set in. At least there’s a little more daylight each day, Molly thought as she walked up the stairs on the front porch and opened the front door. Whenever she came home from school and walked […]

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Field Studies – The BEST Way to Teach Critical Skills

The Field Study is the most powerful method of enabling students to learn, practice and manage critical skills. A detailed description of the field study process along with specific examples of field studies conducted and suggestions for field studies can be found at the following website: http://highschoolfieldstudies.com. The field study is a process that is […]

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For Teachers – How to Teach the Critical Skills

My admiration for those who have chosen a teaching career is high. Many of my own teachers – K-12 and through college have been lifetime role models for me. Nearly all were very good and dedicated to their profession. The challenges faced by teachers these days are enormous, • The hours are long; • The […]

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Can Teachers Teach To The Common Core Standards?

I suppose the answer to that question is, “It depends . . . ,” but my general feeling is that the answer is, “Not right now.” This is not to say that teachers won’t eventually be able to teach to the common core standards. It IS saying that many teachers simply do not have the […]

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