My oldest daughter is never just pleased. She’s ecstatic. She’s never just worried, she panics. She lives completely in every moment, focusing only on what interests her right now. She has a hard time sitting still and paying attention to her teacher or a TV show. When an idea pops into her head, she immediately needs to act on it. My experience might look like the one of other … [Lee más...] about What’s Your Child’s Secret Power? Beyond Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Abilities
What if schools and policymakers were able to predict with a good deal of reliability the troublemakers and the success stories of tomorrow? What if this could be done at the time kids enter kindergarten and done in a cost-effective manner? … [Lee más...] about Identifying tomorrow’s troublemakers in kindergarten
I just read a fascinating new study published by the OECD: Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills (2015). This study empirically substantiates much of what I have been writing about in past posts and provides considerable food for thought. This post summarizes some of its most interesting findings. … [Lee más...] about The power of socio-emotional skills
I’m sure this has happened to you. You’re hanging out with a group of friends and the conversation turns to your kids. Happens all the time, right? One of these friends then starts to monopolize the conversation. He insists that his child is a prodigy, advanced far beyond what average kids of the same age know and can do. One asks: so, how do you know? Among the – at this … [Lee más...] about Prodigies and play
In recent years, socio-emotional skills have become a topic of interest for the education sector, from the skills that are essential for the labor market to the attitudes that become shields of risk behaviors. The truth is that these skills have found more benefits than aloe vera. … [Lee más...] about And… Why socio-emotional skills?