Maybe your student has excellent study skills—he scores solid grades and aces standardized tests. But does he work well with others? Does he communicate effectively?
Recently we were at a birthday party for some family friends. It was an older couple and many of the other guests were several decades older than my husband and I. Our children, ages 6,9,12 and 15 were probably the only ones there under the age of
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In order to prepare for the future, a seminar was designed to enable teens to answer these two questions: What do I need to do to prepare for career success? What determines who wins the job in a competitive workplace? The Flaherty Family Foundation initiated a conversation with teens about the workplace by providing sixty of their ninth grade scholarship recipients the opportunity to participate in a career preparation seminar.
Armed with what I felt was the perfect curriculum to shape young teenage minds to understand, apply, and actually enjoy world history, I walked into a classroom of sophomores in a small private school to begin my teaching career. I realized that after that first week of school, I had to reshape my expectations, working to develop soft skills for teens in them before entering college and life skills at a higher priority than interpreting how an event reshaped history. You see, having no consistent level of education and coming from a variety of feeder schools, their abilities were all over the place.
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Could we be over-promoting the importance of soft skills to young people at the expense of helping them understand the relevance of other, "harder" skills? According to a recent survey, just over half of teens 52 percent said they believe have a good understanding of the skills they need to be successful after high school. Yet, what they ranked at the top of the list were all soft skills: self-confidence, communication, leadership and teamwork.
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Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday took aim at a New Jersey Family Court judge who had urged leniency for a teenager accused of video-recording himself raping a drunk girl in Judge James Troiano's decision last year denying an adult trial for the teenager was overturned last month. An appellate decision chided him for suggesting that an Eagle scout from a good family and a good school should not be subject to the consequences of the adult criminal justice system.