12 Essential Communication Skills That Aren't Taught in Schools at All

“I’ve never let my schooling interfere with my education.” —&8202;Mark Twain We’re #taught the basics of #communication early in the classroom. To be able to read, write, and speak effectively, we had to learn vocabulary, grammar, spelling, handwriting, and pronunciation. They were, however, focused on the rudimentary goal of imparting or exchanging information. Communication goes much further than the academics of the written or spoken word. The purpose of communication is to build and grow connections with others at an emotional level. This is where classroom learning stops short and life…

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This Skill Is Not Taught in School, But It Hugely Affects Our Success in Life

Everybody makes bad decisions. Some people, however, are more capable of making better decisions that inch them closer to #success. These individuals are not ruled by emotions, desires, or hunches. Rather, they depend on their analytical skills to overcome challenges regardless of urgency or complexity. What Are Analytical Skills? According to Richards J. Heuer Jr., former veteran of the CIA, “thinking analytically is a #skill like carpentry or driving a car. It can be #taught, it can be learned, and it can improve with practice. But unlike other skills, it…

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How to Teach Your Kids the Most Important Soft Skills That Aren't Taught in Schools

Ever ask a teenager a question and they shove their hands in their pockets, avert their eyes and mumble some incoherent answer. It makes you irritated, maybe even suspicious, but before you jump to any conclusions, that teen may not have learned the #soft #skills necessary for childhood development. These set of interpersonal skills are usually not #taught in #schools, but learning them in childhood can prevent future problems. Unlike hard skills, like math, reading, science and social studies, soft skills revolve around communication, relating with others, and self discipline….

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30+ Life Skills That Aren't Taught in School but Largely Affect Our Lives

What do you remember learning at #school? Algebra? Shakespeare? Chemistry? Baseball? Chances are, your teachers #taught you all sorts of useless stuff, without including any actual #life #skills. But don’t despair – there’s still plenty of time to learn. So, what exactly are life skills? Put simply, life skills are the skills that allow us to live a full and happy life. [1] Without good life skills, you might struggle through failure after failure, disappointment after disappointment, wondering why you can’t seem to do anything right. A study which followed…

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What My Teenage Daughter Taught Me About Simplicity

Mastering the Art of Simplicity   My oldest #daughter just turned 13 this week, which means my life, as I have known it, has now changed forever. She is no longer Daddy’s little girl and I am completely outmatched. The tide started to change at #about age 11 1/2. I didn’t notice at first. I think a father’s brain (when focused on his daughter ) is always slow to adapt. Up until this point I had been her Superman and I felt it. I am not ashamed to admit that…

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