Career Readiness -- Now and for the Future

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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 …

Empathy

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 …

College & University

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 …

Public Speaking
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 …

Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required

When the German engineering company Siemens Energy opened a gas turbine production plant in Charlotte, N.C., some 10,000 people showed up at a job fair for 800 positions. But fewer than 15 percent of the applicants were able to pass a reading, writing and math screening test geared toward a …

Learning

What's Relevant Right Now

Reversing Course for Success<p>Our country’s most rapidly improving schools are seeing dramatic improvements in their test scores. That’s really not a …

Why Soft Skills Are Necessary Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on February 6, 2017<p>Higher education is crucial to most career paths, but it is not the end of the road. Lifelong learning is important for …

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 STEM studies is a goal widely shared by educators, policymakers, and industry representatives concerned about the …

Education
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 …

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 …

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 …

Marathons
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 …

Leadership

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 …

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
Education

A closer look at college and career readiness

“What is the purpose of an education?” For policymakers and experts in academic fields, this question has long served as an important point of …