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Efforts to teach soft skills frequently lead to teacher frustration and disappointment. This is not because these critical aptitudes can’t be developed, but because the “teaching” approach used often mimics teaching content knowledge.
Soft skills - or as I prefer to call them, Life/Career abilities are the behaviors, mindsets and character traits that contribute to students’ life readiness. Life/Career abilities is a positive label to…Continue
Educators have effectively impressed upon students and parents the value of education by creating a “college for all” culture. School conversations, procedures and artifacts all showcase college as the “holy grail.” Anything less is failure! Schools provide extra support for students in their college applications and celebrate college acceptance. However, recent school…Continue
If your school is committed to making students career ready as well as college ready, there are twelve data questions that teachers and administrators need to be prepared to answer. Most decisions about measures of career readiness are best defined at the district or school level rather than state level. Simple state accountability measures grossly overlook …Continue