Which skills matter most?

When thinking about a child or children who you care about, what are the top 5 skills that matter the most?


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Are you a parent or educator concerned about how well your children’s education is actually preparing them for life? As a parent, teacher, school leader, and educational consultant, I can relate to the question: Where do these skills fit into my child or student’s education? Now I ask you: What skills do you value most?

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Which Skills do you Value?

If you are reading this, you are probably a parent or an educator who is concerned that traditional education might not meet the needs of the youth whom you care about. I know what skills are important to me and I know how to teach and support them in people. However, I want to know what is important to you. Which skills do YOU believe are essential? Which skills do YOU value most?

Skills for Success Survey 
Choose your top 5!

  • Critical thinking
  • Self-reflection
  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration
  • Respectfulness
  • Kindness
  • Effective Communication
  • Responsibility
  • Visual spatial awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Perseverance and motivation
  • Analysis
  • Investigating
  • Planning
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion
  • Flexibility
  • Decision making
  • Thinking outside of the box
  • Respectful of different perspectives
  • Assertiveness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Spiritual
  • Other: (Please specify)
  • Please click on the link below and enter your top 5 skills in the comment box.


    On July 30, 2018, I will take the skills submitted to that date and send you a report on what skills matter the most to my readers. I will use this information to inform future blogs.


    Thank you so much for your feedback and your help!


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