September 5

What do kids REALLY need to find success in the real world?

This is an interesting article. Things to consider . . . Are you doing enough of these things? Are they consistent?

7 skills your child needs to survive the changing world of work

A group of Catholic school girls look at their phones as they wait on the route that Pope Francis will take later in the day near St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - GF10000219774

Back to school … but are your kids learning the right lessons?
Image: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Education may be the passport to the future, but for all the good teaching out there, it would seem that schools are failing to impart some of the most important life skills, according to one educational expert.

Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group, argues that today’s school children are facing a “global achievement gap”, which is the gap between what even the best schools are teaching and the skills young people need to learn.

This has been exacerbated by two colliding trends: firstly, the global shift from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy, and secondly, the way in which today’s school children – brought up with the internet – are motivated to learn.

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Posted September 5, 2017 by Amy Keith-wardlow in category "Blogs", "Professional Reading

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