Children today will enter a workforce that is vastly different from the one their parents and grandparents faced upon their high school graduation. Community members are invited to discuss the skills children need to be successful in 21st century careers at the Tecumseh Public Schools Fall Book Study.
Parents, community members and educators are encouraged to read Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells us About Raising Successful Children by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D. and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D. An informal discussion about the book will be hosted by TPS Superintendent Dr. Kelly Coffin Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. in the library at Tecumseh North Early Learning Center, 600 Adrian St., Tecumseh.
“The information age has led to a rapid shift in the types of careers available to today’s graduates. With this shift comes a change in the way we must prepare children for the world of work,” Coffin said. “Employers want a pool of candidates who are innovators and problem solvers and who can work with teams from across the room and around the globe, and parents and educators need to work together to develop those skills.”
Becoming Brilliant explores the ways parents can guide their children’s success in the 21st century by nurturing collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation and confidence - six critical skills for success as adults.
The TPS book study series was initiated in the summer of 2018 as a way for community members to share thoughts and ideas about current topics in education and child development and are held quarterly.