1. What future skills do our students need most?

In Chapter 5 of my book, ;Tween Crayons and Curfews: Tips for Middle School Teachers, I discuss how to make school more meaningful to students. The key is to connect what they learn with real, authentic preparation for what exists beyond school.

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* 1. Here is a list of 13 skills that I believe students really need to learn based on essential standards developed by business leaders and those in higher education. Incorporating these skills into your lesson planning helps to connect students to life outside of school, dispelling the myth of "school life" vs. "real life." It also helps to make a student's educational experience more meaningful for the future beyond their years at school.

Please select the top 5 skills from this list that you believe are a must to incorporate in today's classroom in order to prepare students for their future beyond school.

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