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Develop, Chart and Track 50 Smart Skills as Problem Solving Tools in Any Class

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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19 pages
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Excited to have just updated these materials - to include 5 new charts that break down the mental skills and engage students to chart each.


Informational text added to show how smart skills span both sides of the brain. In addition you will find a new list of suggested uses for these ready-to-go student growth materials.

With this product you’ll receive 50 smart skills that prepare your students for their college and careers.

Hard skills define left brain operations, In traditional careers.

Soft skills define right brain operations for the most part, and too often come less valued. It’s a bit like saying that engineers need no interpersonal skills, or arts need few logic skills to succeed. It’s simply not so.

Separation of hard and soft are supported in traditional courses such as engineering for hard skills and fine arts for soft skills. In fact a few are ranked higher and become worth more money and prestige.

Smart skills however integrate in life and in this product - as whole brain tools for learning and leading innovation.

Using whole brain functions for the era we have now entered, learners benefits from skills this chart displays from within their right and left brain hemispheres.

No need to let development of these keen skills add to your busy assessment schedule though. The skill chart here is monitored mostly by students – yet kept and checked by faculty, as they need information to facilitate growth.

This 50-smart-skill-chart allows students to progress at their own levels and to skip around in ways that develop their unique strengths. They especially enjoy showing evidence of their growth in tasks you assign.

Smart skills presented here – will give your learners a clear portrait of their growth – as they are expected to show evidence of their newly developed tools in your class.

These 50 smart skills are also rolled out in many brain based tasks offered at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ellen-Weber

All 50 skills correspond to the multiple intelligences your students can survey at my popular (FREE) INTELLIGENCE SURVEY at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Survey-to-Discover-Your-Multiple-Intelligences

Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.

Do follow my TpT site and keep up with brain-friendly materials to enhance your class.

If you have any further questions about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at eweber1@frontiernet.net and I’ll be glad to help further.

All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!

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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset
Total Pages
19 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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