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Like many other students, my college-age daughters lost their summer jobs and internships. Until last week, we didn’t know if their colleges would be going online for the fall. We had a frank discussion about the fact that we were unwilling to pay the exorbitant tuition costs for online classes if their colleges only offered that option. In the midst of the upheaval, our focus shifted to re-assessing their preparedness for the changing world of work. READ MORE.
This pandemic is revealing a lot about how well we are preparing our children for their future. We have to ask ourselves if they have the skills they need to handle life’s unexpected twists and turns. If not, let this be our wake-up call. Adaptability, critical thinking, collaboration, and compassion are vital to weathering these storms. Unfortunately, these are not skills they learn in our standardized school systems. In fact, they learn the opposite–compliance, dependence, and competitiveness. READ MORE.
I’m excited to announce my podcast and YouTube series called Q-Ed Up with Ziz & Pam: Powerful conversations that question what it means to be educated in the 21st century!
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I am proud to contribute to the great work being done by The Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development.
Read my article, “Social Skills Are Critical For Future Job Seekers” in Education Week.