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July 09, 2015

Why We Need Apprenticeship Programs for High School Students

Apprenticeships can engage students, prepare them with 21st century skills for high-demand, high-skilled jobs, and allow them to pursue higher education and training.

June 14, 2015

If School Is Not 'The Real World,' What Is It?

The real world is a place we exist in all the time unless we are down the rabbit hole with Alice. So treat the learning experience in school like it matters.

March 13, 2015

Essential Life Skills Taught Intentionally

As teachers we have a unique opportunity to both model and plan activities that intentionally teach students how to be good people, friends and colleagues. How do you encourage important life skills in your spaces?

November 26, 2014

Schools Urged to Teach Life Skills for Success Alongside Academics

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.

September 04, 2013

Connecting With Students Key to Their Academic Success

Benefits of programs to improve students' social-emotional skills and strengthen relationships with teachers are seen in middle school.

March 19, 2013

Making Sense of Steubenville

As educators, what are we to make of the ongoing tragedy in Steubenville, Ohio - a community in which one teenage girl was raped and publicly humiliated, two teenage boys are being shipped off to juvenile detention, and two other teenage girls are now under arrest after threatening to beat and kill the victim?

December 07, 2012

Parents Can Encourage 'Soft Skills' for College Readiness

Parents may be contributing, however unwittingly, to their children's lack of college readiness by over-protecting them. Students need to learn "soft skills" to succeed.

December 07, 2012

At Hershey School, Life-Skills Training Meets Senior Year

Efforts to improve college retention include life skills training at private boarding school.


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