Providence schools win $3-million grant to teach ‘soft’ skills

By Linda Borg The latest buzz in public education revolves around teaching students the “soft” skills they need to be successful in school and beyond. Using a program called “Mind in the Making,” children will be taught the “seven life skills every child needs to be successful.” Those skills include focus and self-control, critical thinking, taking on challenges and communicating. “Having technical skill without the proper soft skills attached ensure graduating students little more than constant frustration and short periods of employment. We hope this effort yields great results and that other school systems stop ignoring the importance of teaching soft skills.” Read the full article here: http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140218-providence-schools-win-3-million-grant-to-teach-soft-skills-crucial-to-lifelong-learning.ece

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