Career Readiness -- Now and for the Future

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Our kids will face a workplace that is completely different from today's — here's how to prepare them

Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers.<p>It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do well, you are promised to get into a good college, have a successful career and live a happy, prosperous …

Education

The One Crucial Skill Our Education System Is Missing

<b>By Belinda Parmar</b><p>From <i>Blade Runner</i> to <i>I, Robot,</i> the big screens of Hollywood have predicted the rise of the machine. Automated intelligences will wait our tables and drive our cabs. They will serve us by performing menial tasks. But fact is now surpassing fiction. Automation has moved beyond the …

Emotional Intelligence

We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future

The work of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines.<p>Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers. It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do …

Education

This One-Year Alternative to College Promises to Land Students a Well-Paying Job, Debt-Free

This fall, a couple dozen students will be the guinea pigs to test a new form of higher education. Without coughing up any tuition, they will enter …

Who Needs Charters When You Have Public Schools Like These?

TULSA, Okla. — The class assignment: Design an iPad video game. For the player to win, a cow must cross a two-lane highway, dodging constant traffic. If she makes it, the sound of clapping is heard; if she’s hit by a car, the game says, “Aw.”<p>“Let me show you my notebook where I wrote the algorithm. …

Education

This Is the No. 1 Soft Skill You Need to Develop

It can't be replaced by automation.<p>It's been heartening to see heightened interest in soft skills in response to rising automation and the shrinking half-life of hard or technical skills. I'm among those who believe soft skills and continuous learning will be what lift some careers while others …

Leadership

Why Soft Skills Matter And The Top 3 You Need

What’s the formula for building a company that can not only withstand the climates of change and uncertainty we’re living in, but transform and innovate? It used to be that the formula was to build a team that had the technical expertise and work experience to execute on “the plan.” Also known as …

Leadership

Online Soft Skills Training Courses

The key to getting, and keeping, a good job is about more than your technical training. It's about how well you communicate, work in a team, manage …

Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone

The ‘‘skills gap’’ in the United States is serious. Here is how to do better.<p><b>“The land of opportunity”—</b>that is the promise of the United States. And …

How Do We Measure Social and Emotional Learning?

We all know that whatever gets measured usually gets attention and focus. Right now, there is no widespread, practical way for all schools to assess …

Salman Khan: These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works

Underemployment may be a thing of the past.<p><i>How will education change in the next 10 years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Salman Khan, Founder, Khan Academy, on Quora:</b><p><b>Mastery</b> …

Learning

What's Relevant Right Now

Effective Uses of Technology<p>Many schools are excited because they are going “1-to-1.” For those of you who may not know, 1-to-1 is a term for …

Why Soft Skills Are Necessary Infographic

<b>Why Soft Skills Are Necessary Infographic</b>Higher education is crucial to most career paths, but it is not the end of the road. Lifelong learning is …

Employment

Skills All Children Need For Future Success

I've spent countless hours on the road and delivering speeches to all sorts of audiences about strategies for achieving maximum potential. As with so much else, I feel I need to remind you all that of course, there is no uniform approach or nugget of knowledge that you can grasp for immediate and …

Teaching And Learning In A Post-truth World

As alt-right ideology spreads worldwide, teachers and students develop skills to learn about respect and diversity of thoughts. Peggy_Marco/pixabay<p>Michelle Mielly, <i>Grenoble École de Management (GEM)</i><p>In today's post-truth environment, university educators face new challenges. Their students are …

Expanding the STEM (or STEAM) Pipeline to Diverse Learners

Convincing more students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM )studies is a goal widely shared by educators, policymakers, and …

21st Century Education For A 21st Century Economy

Work based skills are changing as more and more jobs are displaced by digital technologies. Software, apps and online technology such as Uber, Airbnb, Legal Zoom and TurboTax to name a few has already had an impact on many professions. Online shopping has eliminated tens of thousands of retail …

Education

Eighth Graders Use Web App to Identify Their Character Strengths

Complete Coverage<p>Two 8th graders talk about how they used the tool to identify character traits<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>Allison …

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist

Are Americans getting dumber?<p>Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in …

Education

How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders

Research shows that managers see far more leadership potential in their employees when their companies adopt a growth mindset — the belief that talent should be developed in everyone, not viewed as a fixed, innate gift that some have and others don’t. But what are those organizations doing to …

5 Vital Skills Schools Are Failing To Teach Well Enough

Used to be that reading, writing, and arithmetic were all you needed to get by and do well in the world — but that was also around the time that the vast majority of jobs were agricultural, factory work, or service jobs like maids and butlers.<p>While our society and jobs market has changed …

Education

No Shortage of Road

I used to be a pretty good runner, in what seems like forever a go. I used to run marathons and would wake up every morning with my shorts and socks …

Health

'Soft Skills' Like Critical Thinking Are in Short Supply

The job market’s most sought-after skills can be tough to spot on a résumé.<p>Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants who can communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve and get along with co-workers.<p>Those traits, often called soft skills, can …

Employment

19 soft skills every leader needs to be successful

by Katherine Noel<p>The most successful leaders have not only mastered technical skills, they've also mastered soft skills.<p>Commonly known as people or …

Millennial demand drives higher ed badging expansion

You don't need a whole degree to learn to fly or fix a droneAuthor: Matt ZalaznickUniversity Business, September 2016Almost all U.S. colleges and …

Education

Nonacademic Skills Are the Necessary Foundation for Learning

Before K-12 leaders measure social-emotional learning in the classroom, educators must prepare to help students develop those skills, writes K. …

Education

Here’s what American universities can learn from Germany

<b>Each week,</b> <b>In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about higher education models. Need a primer? Catch up here.</b><p><i>Joseph Parilla and Martha Ross are fellows at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.</i><p>Education and skills are the …

Education