MetroNews Canada

Whale families prove that brains, social skills are linked: UBC ...
MetroNews Canada
Learning beneficial new skills requires a more powerful brain. And a species that evolves a more powerful brain is better able to develop relationships— ...
Whales and dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures and societiesEurekAlert (press release)
If dolphins had evolved opposable thumbs, they would be ruling the world instead of humansInternational Business Times UK
Dolphins have 'human-like' societies...but are held back by a lack of opposable thumbs, say scientistsTelegraph.co.uk

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The Guardian

Australian parents want schools to teach more social skills, survey ...
The Guardian
John Velegrinis from the Australian Scholarships Group said parents were focused on socialisation as children spent more time on digital learning. Photograph: ...
Parents want greater focus on social skillsTeacher Magazine
Schools urged to teach kids social skillsNEWS.com.au
Schools urged to teach kids social skills | The West AustralianThe West Australian

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Science News

M. Ehsan Hoque develops digital helpers that teach social skills
Science News
A growing band of digital characters that converse, read faces and track body language is helping humans to communicate better with one another. While virtual helpers that perform practical tasks, such as dealing with customer service issues, are ...



Newshub

Who should teach children social skills?
Newshub
A recent study shows two-thirds of Kiwi parents want social skills taught in the classroom. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub. Should children be learning social skills in the classroom, or is that the role of parents? That's the question ...



Science Daily

Dogs' social skills linked to oxytocin sensitivity -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily
The tendency of dogs to seek contact with their owners is associated with genetic variations in sensitivity for the hormone oxytocin, according to a new study.

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Black Enterprise

Social Skills Curriculum May Prepare Tots for Job Success
Black Enterprise
We were talking about the ability to thrive in the workplace and the challenges that each job presents. Emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, encompasses social skills, self-acceptance, assertiveness, and resilience. The Big EQ Campaign, which I've ...



St. Cloud Times

President needs help with basic social skills
St. Cloud Times
Proverbs 14:31 says “But he who is gracious to the needy honors him.” Most kids learn basic social skills early in life from their parents and teachers. Skills like learning to disagree appropriately, showing respect for others, accepting criticism ...



The Columbus Dispatch

Dance-etiquette lessons teach youths social skills and making eye contact
The Columbus Dispatch
The longtime dance instructor was at Westerville's St. Paul School on Friday afternoon to teach the dance lesson, which is actually a social-skills lesson. Every fall for years, seventh-graders at the private Catholic school have taken dance-etiquette ...



OZY

Study: Academic Acumen Less Important Than Social Skills
OZY
It's okay to not make the grade. A new British study reveals that 97 percent of teachers and 94 percent of employers value “soft skills” — like creativity, flexibility and teamwork — as much as academic success. More than half the teachers surveyed ...



Stuff.co.nz

Puppets and cancer-stricken counsellor teach children about ...
Stuff.co.nz
Socks and a home-grown learning programme are helping children with their feelings.

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