Many business education programs across the US are looking to expand their curriculum to include certification options for their students.
Good communication skills are arguably the most important thing for anyone to have in today’s working world.
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In the modern workplace, communication makes or breaks careers.
With texting and messaging apps at their fingertips, today’s middle school students can communicate more quickly and easily than ever. However, text-based messaging doesn’t have the added benefits of vocal tone, face-to-face conversation, or context that past generations may have taken for granted. This means middle school teachers need lesson plans and activity ideas to bridge that gap in communication skills.
We’ve heard from thousands of teachers that their high school students need help learning good communication skills. Those same teachers say it’s because of the rise in messaging technology — especially text messaging. Students just don’t have the same face-to-face relationships that they had 20 years ago.
Where can I find some new communication lesson plans that my students and I can get excited about? CTE teachers know that to get students ready for the work force, it's no longer simply about certifications and licenses. While those items are critical, so are communication skills that will get them a foot in the door and then a lasting foothold on their careers.