The Teaching Skills That Matter (TSTM) Toolkit supports adult education programs in using evidence-based approaches to teach transferable skills that are essential for personal and workplace success.
Skills addressed: Adaptability & Willingness To Learn, Communication, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Skills, Navigating Systems, Problem Solving, Processing & Analyzing Information, Respecting Differences & Diversity, Self-Awareness
Learner content (Toolkit sections 1–5)
Instructor guidance (Toolkit sections 7–8)
Boston’s Asian American Civic Association (AACA) used the Teaching the Skills That Matter (TSTM) Health Literacy Toolkit to create an integrated health literacy awareness curriculum for its Next Steps ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes.
The American Institutes for Research developed the Teaching Skills That Matter approach and materials for adult education with funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. The project was initiated to meet a need for quality materials that would increase the teaching of the skills that matter across the field of adult education, for increased workforce success and economic advancement.
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Adaptability & Flexibility
Critical & Creative Thinking
Navigating & Using Information
Teamwork & Collaboration