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Deciding How to Protect Yourself from H1N1

Deciding How to Protect Yourself from H1N1

With the barrage of available information on the H1N1 virus, I can use the RED model to evaluate the information and make an educated decision on how best to protect myself. (R) Recognize Assumptions:  My first step in developing a plan of action for avoiding the virus is to recognize all of the assumptions in […]

"Are They Really Ready to Work?" Conference Board Report

“Are They Really Ready to Work?” Conference Board Report

One of the reports we reference quite a bit is from The Conference Board, in collaboration with Corporate Voices for Working Families, The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and The Society for Human Resource Management. They conducted an in-depth study of companies’ perspectives on the readiness of new entrants into the U.S. workforce and the results […]

Learn Pearson's RED Critical Thinking Model

Learn Pearson’s RED Critical Thinking Model

Critical thinking can be organized into an easy-to-interpret 3-step “RED” model. Learn it and you’ll make better decisions… more consistently! Step 1:  Recognize Assumptions Assumptions are statements that are implied to be true in the absence of proof. Identifying assumptions helps in discovery of information gaps and enriches views of issues. Assumptions can be unstated or directly […]

New Research Shows Next Generation Lacks Strategic Thinking

New Research Shows Next Generation Lacks Strategic Thinking

U.S. corporations have put out a “help wanted” sign looking for a next generation of leaders who are visionaries with strong strategic thinking skills. Yet, findings of a 2009 survey of the country’s top organizations, conducted by Pearson and Executive Development Associates, Inc. (EDA), reveal that corporate leaders believe the next generation of talent headed […]

New Subject Maps Help Teachers Integrate 21st Century Skills into the Classroom

New Subject Maps Help Teachers Integrate 21st Century Skills into the Classroom

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has created maps for Science and Geography showing how the integration of 21st century skills in these specific areas can infuse a curriculum. It’s a great start for teaching core subjects with a 21st century spin! Click here to read the full release and view the 21st century science […]