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CNN

Singapore teens have social skills as well as smarts, study suggests
CNN
The report is the first international assessment of students' social skills, according to Andreas Schleicher, the OECD's director of education and skills, who says that the report addresses a growing demand in the workforce for individuals with strong ...
Girls 'better at co-operating on problems'BBC News
A massive global study finds girls are comprehensively better than boys at solving problems togetherQuartz
Survey ranks Japanese kids' group problem-solving skills at No. 2, behind SingaporeThe Japan Times
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Jewish Link of New Jersey

Friendship Solutions LLC Customizes Social Skills Programs
Jewish Link of New Jersey
(Courtesy of Friendship Solutions) People often ask us, when they come to our Hackensack-based Friendship Solutions office for the first time, “So, how do you exactly teach social skills?” Truthfully, the answer is not so straightforward. The key to ...



The Boston Globe

The golden ticket to higher paying jobs: Hard skills plus social skills
The Boston Globe
Qualified workers with good social skills are increasingly drawing premium offers from employers, says David J. Deming, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Kennedy School. Deming's research has found that positions that rely ...



Odessa American

CENTERS' PIECE: It's important to teach social skills
Odessa American
Teaching Respect. Having good social skills helps us to show proper respect for those in authority, learn the rules that apply to each situation and adjust our behavior so that we are following those rules and are able to disagree with others in a ...



Poor social skills may be harmful to health -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily
While social skills deficits have long been linked to mental health problems like depression, a new study links poor social skills to poor physical health as well. Those who struggle in social situations experience more stress and loneliness, which can ...

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Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Special needs students run gift shop
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
"Employability skills, social skills at the workplace, conflict resolution, all those things that you may encounter at a work site but our students may not know how to respond," said Angie Torres, the instructional supervisor for the school district's ...

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Building Social Skills One Step at a Time With Friendship Solutions LLC
Jewish Link of New Jersey
As parents, we all want for our kids the best that life can offer. We want our children to succeed, feel protected and to have a sense of belonging. For some children and teens, finding “their place” among their peers can be challenging. They may ...



News & Observer

Do kids really have to be taught how to play?
News & Observer
That's an adage most everyone has heard. But few take it quite as literally as Playworks, a nonprofit created to help children reclaim some of the learning experiences that used to happen regularly during unstructured play. Children today have fewer ...



North Shore News

Robot opens doors of communication in West Van
North Shore News
Meet Milo, the teaching robot, who's helping to teach social skills to kids with autism. Introduced last spring, Milo is in the second year of a pilot program being run this year in three West Vancouver schools. Twenty-five students have twice-weekly ...



Supervisor candidates want to take a new approach to social services and child development
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The county's service providers need to be better compensated to increase retention and make county government a more attractive workplace, she said. Dumanis, who was a judge and a deputy district attorney before she became the county's top law ...


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