Career Readiness -- Now and for the Future

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Your Moral Leadership Matters Now More Than Ever

We can contribute to the next generation of adults by circling the wagons and making sure each school environment is safely founded in a culture …

Morality

Top Learning and Development Trends for 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 don’t seem to be going away.<p>In fact, as global …

Leadership

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 …

Emotions

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 …

Singularity

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 …

Intelligence

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 …

Education

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

Adam Braun is launching MissionU, a program that cuts to the chase and disrupts the higher education industry<p>Comment on this Story

Warby Parker

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. …

Betsy DeVos

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 …

Learning

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 …

Innovation

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 …

Teaching

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

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 …

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 …

Emotions

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 …

American Philosophy

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 …

Education

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 …

21st Century

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 …

Business Intelligence

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 …

Fitness