Archive for the ‘soft skills’ Category

One model is the 6Cs and you can read more at What are the 6Cs and why are they important? at

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Prepare students for career readiness.

What we need to teach besides materials and knowledge.  More at Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs at


Read some ideas how schools could prepare learners.  A list of discussed skills:

-Problem-solving skills to think critically and analyze

-Learning skills to acquire new knowledge

-Communication skills, including reading and writing

-Personal skills for self-management, making sound judgments and managing risks

-Social skills for collaboration, teamwork, management, leadership, and conflict resolution.


Lots of data and tables with interesting information;  Excerpt:

4. Those with fewer non-cognitive skills are being left behind.

This final chart shows that almost all of those who are in the top 25% in non-cognitive skills complete high school, and more than half complete a degree.

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Read “Collaboration” Creates Mediocrity Not Excellence, According to Science at to consider the possible flipside of the positive outcomes of collaboration