Summary: This article is a commentary on what the author calls "human literacy' which consists of "soft skills" – the qualities the author calls the “formative five”— empathy, self-control, integrity, embracing diversity, and grit. "it’s the ability to know oneself and work with others, our human literacy, that is essential for success."
Source: Thomas R. Hoerr, Education Week, December 11, 2018
Description: "Teachers and principals sometimes agree that these success skills should be taught, but they add that they don’t have enough time to address them. It’s true that we do a much better job of adding expectations than discarding responsibilities, but these success skills are too important not to be directly taught throughout the curriculum. When we teach empathy, self-control, integrity, embracing diversity, and grit, we are developing people who will make a positive contribution in every situation, whether solving a problem at work, coaching a 3rd grade sports team, or being a good friend."
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