Why teach 21st century skills? Business leaders began the movement, saying they needed employees who could think critically and creatively, collaborate with others, solve problems, lead, and make decisions. In response, schools began to teach these skills, helping students become college and career ready. Thoughtful Learning is here to help. You’ll find a complete curriculum for teaching 21st century skills from grades 4-12, as well as all kinds of free resources.
Handbooks to Teach 21st Century Skills
Minilessons, Infographics, and Videos
Frequently Asked Questions
To learn more about 21st century skills, check out these FAQs:
- What are 21st century skills?
- What are learning skills?
- What are literacy skills?
- What are life skills?
- How can I teach 21st century skills?
To learn more about inquiry-based learning, take a look at these FAQs:
- What is inquiry?
- What kind of inquiry experiences can I use?
- How can I improve the quality of students’ questions?
- How can I form strong guiding questions?
- How can I get students engaged in driving questions?
- How can students find answers to their questions?
- How can students share what they find?
To learn more about project-based learning, check out these FAQs:
- What is project-based learning?
- How are projects and project-based learning different?
- What are the keys to successful project-based programs?
- How can students plan their projects?
- How can we evaluate projects?
- How can students use Inquire for PBL?
- Where can I see PBL in action?
Thoughtful Learning Blog and Newsletter
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