Archive for the ‘soft skills’ Category

What is it and how can it be fostered at school? Read more about it at


Great ideas and resources at


Today’s classrooms are full of immersive high-tech tools—but at the same time, schools and districts are being pushed to promote social-emotional learning (SEL) and improve school climate. Since spending too much time looking at various screens can hinder the direct connection between people, here are four real-world examples of tech helping students connect on a human level with their peers, their teachers, and the world around them.

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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