David T. Conley proposes an alternative name for the so-called "non-cognitive" skills that are vital to students' success in college and the workplace.
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August 04, 2015
June 24, 2015
A large body of research on which non-academic factors lead to success in early adulthood, researchers found that early experiences can have a profound effect.
May 04, 2015
A new study from Stanford University shows how schools can infuse social emotional learning with academic instruction and improve student engagement and academic achievement.
December 05, 2014
Summit Public Schools is using new measures to determine whether students have developed "habits of success."
November 26, 2014
A report from the New America Foundation underscores the importance of life skills, such as self-discipline and grit, in student success and encourages schools to focus on helping students develop them.
October 03, 2014
State and federal policy should encourage the teaching of skills like self-regulation, planning, and the ability to collaborate with peers, the New America Foundation reports.
December 07, 2012
Efforts to improve college retention include life skills training at private boarding school.
November 29, 2012
Social emotional learning "teaches the skills we all need to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work, effectively and ethically," says Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
October 31, 2012
Two recent reports point to the importance of so called non-cognitive skills to success in college and work. A University of Chicago literature review funded by the Lumina and Raikes foundations said, "Students must develop sets of behaviors, skills, attitudes, and strategies that are crucial to academic performance in their classes."