In this article, Evie Blad offers several examples where famous politicians, sports stars, and other celebrities offer advice on the importance of social-emotional skills in their commencement addresses at various universities. The question here is why do we wait until the end of a student’s academic career to talk about these qualities?Source:
Evie Blad, Education Week, May 26, 2016Description:
“Nearly every commencement address has a nod to resilience, relationship skills, or the ever-debated concept of grit. But, if these values are so important to students’ success inside and outside of the classroom, why do we wait until the end of their academic careers to have an NFL star, an actor or the President of the United States speak to them about their importance?”
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