Thank you to everyone who participated in my survey. Your input means a lot to me. There were a few surprises for me when I analyzed the results. I expected to see effective communication near the top, and you made it number one! However, I expected organization, collaboration/teamwork, and perseverance and motivation to be rated higher.
What’s Next? I will use the results from the survey as a focus for my upcoming blogs. In addition, I will use the data to inform a project that I am currently working on. Be on the lookout for hints as to what that project may be!
In the meantime, I hope you find the data to be thought-provoking. Please share your thoughts and questions.
Top Skills for Student Success in Life
|SKILL||Percentage of Adults Who Listed the Skill in Their Top 5|
|Effective Communication/ Communicating Across Differences||48%|
|Problem Solving/Decision Making||23%|
|Car Maintenance/Mechanical Skills/Repairs||13%|
|Assertiveness/ Self-Advocacy/ Self-Help||10%|
|Playing an Instrument||6%|
|Perseverance and motivation||3%|
|Running a Household||3%|
|Analyzing and Comparing Sources||3%|
|Building an Argument||3%|
|Accepting of Others’ Beliefs||3%|
|Caring for the Earth||3%|
|General High School||3%|
|Look in the eyes of the person you are speaking with.||3%|
|Show you are interested in what other people are saying to you.||3%|
|Be ready to go above and beyond in dealings with individuals.||3%|
|Never display a negative attitude.||3%|
August 1, 2018