All About Skills!

All About Skills!


Latest Episodes

017 All About Skills – Field Studies
December 26, 2018

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

016 All About Skills – Work-Based Learning
December 18, 2018

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,

015 All About Skills – Authentic Assessment
December 06, 2018

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...

014 All About Skills – Parents
November 26, 2018

In this episode, Charlie Jett discusses how parents can help their children learn and practice the Critical Skills.

013 All About Skills – Brave New World
November 20, 2018

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,

012 All About Skills – High School Graduation Address
November 15, 2018

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."

011 All About Skills – Businesses
November 12, 2018

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,

010 All About Skills – Students
November 08, 2018

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?

009 All About Skills – Teachers
November 03, 2018

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...

008 All About Skills – Continuous Education
November 01, 2018

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. -