Tony Wagner explores the skills that students need to build successful careers and to be good citizens. He uses examples and non-examples to suggest how these skills can be developed in the classroom.
Donald J. Treffinger asserts that students today must be empowered to become creative thinkers, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. He discusses the relationship between creative and critical thinking, tools for generating ideas, and tools for focusing ideas.
Cindy Harrison and Joelle Killion outline ten (of many) roles that teachers take on to contribute to their schools’ success.
Teacher Ron Berger discusses his desire for all students to be “craftsmen”–to be proud of their work, and to have work worthy of pride. He argues that craftsmanship is developed naturally within cultures of excellence, and so schools should work first on creating a culture of excellence.