helping children succeed

Helping Children Succeed

Posted by: Rhonda October 18, 2022

In her book, Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky outlines the following list of seven essential skills every child must develop to be successful, not just in school, but in life:

#1: The ability to focus and exercise self-control
#2: The ability to notice and understand the needs of others
#3: The ability to communicate
#4: The ability to make connections (what fits together)
#5: The ability to think critically
#6: The ability to take on challenges
#7: The ability to become engaged, self-directed learners

Which classroom activity should you promote that supports children acquiring these invaluable assets? (Hint: it does not happen at a desk.) Read here.