Ten Things High School Graduates Need to Know

Yesterday I expressed the desire that teachers and administrators reflect upon what they feel students of today need to know to be successful.  I referenced the SCANS report and a post by Guy Kawasaki, and I began to reflect upon the skills I think students need to have when they graduate high school (in addition to basic reading, writing and math skills).  So, here it is… the ten things I think high school graduates need to know.

  1. How to locate and manage information
  2. How to solve a problem
  3. How to work with a team
  4. How to effectively communicate both orally and written
  5. How to manage their finances
  6. How to manage their time
  7. How to use and trouble-shoot technology
  8. How to give an effective presentation
  9. How to manage conflict effectively
  10. Perserverance

So, what do you think?  What are your top ten skills?

Explore posts in the same categories: Education, High School, reflection, SCANS report, Skills

One Comment on “Ten Things High School Graduates Need to Know”

  1. Stephen Downes posted on this topic over on his blog. Give him a visit and read what he thinks…


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