Technology in School

How Many Different Words Can We Use to Describe Nonacademic Skills?

Jun 2, 2015

AT A LOSS FOR WORDS: How many terms can we use to refer to nonacademic skills that are important to learning? NPR's lead education blogger, Anya Kamentz, counted seven, including the controversial "grit" and a more widely accepted term, "social and emotional skills." The article's top commenter, a self-described teacher with 26 years of experience, proposes a simpler-sounding term to encompass them all: "life skills."

How Many Different Words Can We Use to Describe Nonacademic Skills?

Technology in School

How Many Different Words Can We Use to Describe Nonacademic Skills?

Jun 2, 2015

AT A LOSS FOR WORDS: How many terms can we use to refer to nonacademic skills that are important to learning? NPR's lead education blogger, Anya Kamentz, counted seven, including the controversial "grit" and a more widely accepted term, "social and emotional skills." The article's top commenter, a self-described teacher with 26 years of experience, proposes a simpler-sounding term to encompass them all: "life skills."

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