Social matters

I wanted to shout “Hallelujah” when recent research confirmed what other data has shown through the years: high test scores don’t predict lifetime success.

It’s social competence that matters.

Learning how to share, communicate, show self-control and cooperate are predictors of success. I’ve always labeled that critical factor,”social confidence.”

Years ago, a book title summed up the concept: “All I Really Needed to Know I learned in kindergarten.”

And as a former kindergarten teacher, I still agree with that.

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