All About Skills!
By Charlie Jett: Critical Skills - Careers and Education
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It’s All About Skills is a series of programs that describe the eight Critical Skills that you, your children, your grandchildren and all of us need to succeed as well as to ensure the survival of our constitutional republic. The skills were derived not from simple surveys but from hard data from the kinds of skills that organizations – public and private – actually look for when they hire individuals who will have an impact on the organization. Programs following the introductory series will focus on perspectives and experiences of others such as teachers, businesses, parents, students, executive recruiters, career coaches, politicians, etc. in teaching, using and assessing the skills. Some programs will focus on specific programs and/or activities that a teacher can do in classrooms – or that parents who home school their children can do.
||Clean017 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||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 All About Skills – Work-Based Learning||In this episode, Charlie Jett discusses the importance of work-based learning for disadvantaged youth as well for the health and well-being of the US economy. He discusses different kinds of work-based learning programs such as tours,||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 All About Skills – Authentic Assessment||In this episode, Charlie Jett focuses on Authentic Assessment - what it is and how it is accomplished. Of particular interest is Professor Jon Mueller's (North Central College) contribution of his outstanding descriptions of authentic assessment vs tra.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 All About Skills – Parents||In this episode, Charlie Jett discusses how parents can help their children learn and practice the Critical Skills.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 All About Skills – Brave New World||The world around us is changing at a pace that the word "dizzy" doesn't describe. It poses challenges for young people to find for themselves a productive role in society and to engage in and lead a happy life. To do this,||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 All About Skills – High School Graduation Address||This is the text of a high school graduation address given by Charlie Jett in California. It stresses the importance of the Critical Skills, advice about choosing a college, advice about choosing a major, and advice about taking that "first job."||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 All About Skills – Businesses||In this episode, Charlie Jett discusses the Critical Skills from the perspective of the business. He discusses how a company can identify their own unique set of critical skills and core competencies. Additionally,||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 All About Skills – Students||In this episode, Charlie Jett focuses on the Critical Skills from the perspective of the STUDENT. Questions addressed include, Why are the skills important? How are the skills learned in high school and college?||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 All About Skills – Teachers||This program discusses the Critical Skills from the perspective of the Teacher. It is no easy task to teach skills - particularly the critical skills. Simple lecturing from the front of the classroom without engaging the students in active participatio.||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 All About Skills – Continuous Education||We now live in an ever-changing world where significant and fast-paced developments in technology, worldwide competition and demands for workplace know-how require us to adapt to these challenges simply in order to survive. -||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 All About Skills – Time Management||The time management skill is simple in concept but it is often a struggle for us all. The skill enables an individual to determine which tasks are most important -- to set priorities -- and to devote the appropriate amount of time to accomplish these t.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 All About Skills – Interpersonal||The Interpersonal skill is not the skill you use to make friends. It's the skill that, by using it, results in other people such as your teammates consider you as a valuable asset to the team. It's your way of contributing value to the whole and,||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 All About Skills – Technology||The Technology skill is the skill one uses to SELECT the appropriate technology solution to address a problem. It is NOT the skill which one uses to create technology - such as to design an electronic circuit board - but the skill to USE APPROPRIATE TE.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 All About Skills – Analysis||The Analysis skill is the process of taking information that has been VERIFIED as being true, developing FINDINGS from that information (what the information means or tells us), drawing CONCLUSIONS based on the findings which, in turn,||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 All About Skills – Information||The information skill has changed over the past three decades. What once was a skill to seek out and find relevant information to apply to analysis now has become the need for sorting out from literally tons of information to separate the relevant from.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 – All About Skills – Production||The production skill is quite simple. It's the skill of taking something from the "Idea stage" to the "Final Product" stage. It can be as simple as a group of high school kids having an idea for a float in a homecoming parade to solving the global warm.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 All About Skills – Communications||The communications skill is the most important skill you can learn. Basically it is the ability to get ideas out of your head and into the heads of others through reading, writing, listening and speaking. It is a LEARNED SKILL and should be practiced e.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000 All About Skills – Introduction||This is the introductory episode of "All About Skills" where Charlie Jett describes the eight critical skills, where they came from, how they were derived, and why they are important. Subsequent episodes will discuss each of the eight critical skills a.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The kind of information you've been waiting for someone to deliver straight with no BS. I tip my hat to you, Charlie Jett.
Georgia WBL Specialist
This is the hottest topic in Education as well as the business world today. Preparing students with the employability skills that employers are demading is a HUGE challenge for educators at every level. Charlie nails it on the head with this work and is obviously an expert in this field. I have known Charlie since the 1990's and always admire his work in the field.
Why we need "All About Skills"
As an educator, I strongly endorse this podcast which offers valuable, practical strategies for developing skills needed in the 21st century. I am looking forward to future broadcasts.