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

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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.

Educators said this approach targets how a child learns rather than what he learns. It looks at the social and emotional behaviors necessary for early learning: the ability to sit quietly, to pay attention, to share, to express empathy.

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