As the school year begins you will be faced with the challenge of creating a culture in your classroom that can set you up for a successful year. One of the greatest challenges of working with young students is teaching them to put themselves aside and work as a team. When you are new to the world of project-based learning one of the most important things you will need to create in your classroom is a culture of interdependence between your students.
In a 2018 survey of business executives and hiring managers conducted by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, researchers identified the skills they most looked for when vetting potential employees. According to the key findings from this study, the top five intellectual and practical skills that employers and hiring managers seek in candidates are oral communication, teamwork skills with diverse groups, written communication, critical thinking and analytic reasoning, and complex problem solving.