They are called non-cognitive skills, skills for success, soft skills, or social-emotional learning skills. These are the elusive student abilities to persevere, collaborate, make decisions, communicate, and exhibit agency, self-discipline, self-direction and conscientiousness. Employers tell us that these skills are essential for success in the workforce, and researchers are reporting that students who have developed these traits are more successful academically.
In this month’s issue brief, we explore various resources, research reports, and ideas related to the development of these essential skills in our students.
You can read the issue brief here: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a4ae2b1b129b9f8a29d50b80f&id=59adfda3b4
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