Getting kids ready for real life means more than reading and math scores — they need social and emotional skills to guarantee their success.
They go by many names — from character education to life skills to leadership skills to soft skills and social and emotional skills. No matter what we call them, they all lead to the same outcome: kids who are ready for real life.
Over the last few decades, research exploring which skills are most important to prepare kids for life is painting a pretty clear picture.
Soft skills like self-awareness, relationship building, and responsible decision-making are a better predictor of success in life than reading and math scores. Our sessions exploring soft skills will give your staff a simple way to remember the soft skills students need as well as practical ideas for how to build these skills in their students.
Our soft skill professional development sessions cover a range a topics including:
- Overviews of the five key soft skills
- Practical ideas for building soft skills in students
- Insights on why resilience and grit are often missing in today’s students
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Our Soft-Skill Thought Leaders
After 40 years of work with students and dozens of books, Dr. Elmore is nationally recognized expert on leadership and life skills for students.
As a classroom educator, Patrick realized the importance of going beyond hard skills to develop his students as leaders — that move changed everything.