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Monday, October 27, 2014
Tip of the Week: The 5 C's ; October 27, 2014
In my post dated May, 12, 2013, I talked about the "4 C's" of 21st Century Skills as they are supported by the Common Core standards. The "4 C's" are designed to prepare our students for the demands of the 21st century workplace and community. The "4 C's" are known as:
Communication Collaboration Critical Thinking Creativity/Innovation
I had the privilege of listening to Peter Reynolds, author, illustrator, motivator and champion of creativity, at the MassCUE Conference last week. Peter, a New York Times bestselling illustrator, has written and/or illustrated internationally renowned children's books such as The Dot, Ish, The North Star, Judy Moody and many others. In addition to designing the logo for the MassCUE event and giving the Keynote on day 2, he also ran a session that showcased a variety of his software applications.
All of Peter's work champions the creative process in all of us, both young and old. But I was really touched when he shared his two most recent books with us: Going Places and Full Steam Ahead. These stories celebrate creativity as well as thinking outside the box. They celebrate collaboration, communication, critical thinking and of course, creativity.
But Peter paused for a moment and with a heavy heart said that what is really needed in our society and the workplace is a 5th "C".. and that 5th "C" stands for Compassion.
If you're interested in learning more about how compassion affects the workplace and life in general, here are a couple of articles and research studies that talk about this important topic: