Career Readiness -- Now and for the Future

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How Passion Projects and Community Partners Create Relevant Learning for Teens in School

When a huge flood devastated Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2008 the community was faced with a host of problems more commonly seen in big cities, like …

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Your Moral Leadership Matters Now More Than Ever

By onJanuary 18, 2018 6:18 AM<p>School leaders aspire to be politically skillful but, for the most part, non-political. Exceptions surely exist where …

The Leadership Development Trends in 2018

Not all talent comes with the skills needed to be successful. Change that.<p>We've been hearing a lot over the years about the "war for talent," "talent retention" and "talent management" as being the most critical issues for companies, and these problems don't seem to be going away. In fact, as …

Hard and Soft Skills in Tech

1. Some observational data<p>One of the most reliable ways I can see anxious responses on the Internet is to suggest that soft skills may eclipse hard …

Cheating the death of imagination: Teaching the unknowable

The idea of a <i>Technological Singularity</i> has been discussed and debated intensely since the early 1990s. Coined by Vernor Vinge and popularized by Ray …

The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030

Pearson's report "The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030" concludes that machines are not a threat to future jobs. However, we think there is more …

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

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 life.<p>Unfortunately, those promises have become empty. Today, when we all carry around supercomputers in our pocket, tasks like remembering facts …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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?

Improving Report Cards<p>In <i>The Other Side of the Report Card: Assessing Students' Social, Emotional, and Character Development</i>, J.J. Ferrito, Dominic …

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> …

What's Relevant Right Now

Are We Paying Attention to the Right Issues?<p>As educators, we typically focus on three areas when we discuss our children’s education:<p>1.) What content …

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 …

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

Among the honorees was Dr. Jaunine Fouché, science curriculum supervisor at the Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania. This unique residential …

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 …

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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>By Alexa J. Henry<p>Allison Miller, a 13-year-old at Deer …

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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 …

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 …

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