The Expectation for Students' Employability Skills
As we continue to guide students into a successful future,we are reminded of the importance of personal skills as shared by John Rosemond. Rosemond wrote “Four hundred respondents were asked to rate their big-gest disappointment when it came to filling jobs. The big-gest problem was hires who lack the ability/willingness to follow directions. The biggest disappointments were punctuality, positive attitude, ambition, and honesty. The survey draws no conclusion, but I’ll offer one: It would appear that today’s parents would do well to focus less on getting their children into gifted and talented programs and focus more on teaching them manners, respect for others, responsibility and other basic character values. As my wife and I often told our children as they were growing up, there are more than a few geniuses in this world who are failures. But, there are very few people who respect other people and their property and have proper social skills who fail, regardless of IQ.” www.rosemond.com/parenting.
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