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Preparing Students for Success in the New Economy
Times have changed. Not just normal evolutionary change, but a dramatic reshaping of our lives. The World Economic Forum calls it “the greatest transformation human civilization has ever known”. We are entering a cyber-physical world where the number of corporations is declining and person-to-person commerce is increasing. Old systems are crumbling, while new ones are just beginning to form. Our schools, from kindergarten to college, have not kept up with this rapid transformation, leaving students mentally exhausted, financially strapped and without the necessary skills for success–even if they hold a degree. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is redefining pathways to well-paying jobs and challenging the way we need to prepare our students for their future.… READ MORE.
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.