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Portrait of a TNCS Graduate: Communicate Clearly

I explore, exchange, and express ideas and information
through a variety
of mediums for different purposes and audiences.


Actively Listens
Asks Questions
Gives Feedback
Pays attention to nonverbal signals
Displays Empathy
Writes with clarity for a variety of audiences
Speaks with purpose to inform, influence, motivate, or entertain
Uses technological skills and digital tools to explore and exchange ideas


What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America Ted Dintersmith

Deep Learning: Engage the World, Change the World Michael Fullan, Joanne McEachen, and Joanne Quinn

That Used to Be Us Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

7 Skills That Aren’t About To Be Automated Adam Gustein and John Sviokla

The Five C’s Of Effective Communication Cheryl Keates

An Economy That Works: Job Creation and America’s Future McKinsey & Company

Why Communication Is Today’s Most Important Skill Greg Satell

Active Listening: Hear What People Are Really Saying Mind Tools

Active Listening SkillsYouNeed

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