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Old 07-24-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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I've used my morning meetings for the past 4 years to teach complimenting, appreciations, and problem solving. However, after hearing Dr. Heckman speak yesterday (a nobel laureate economist who argues low-income students lacking of "soft skills" is leading to bigger societal problems) I am looking for some type of curriculum I can use daily to teach my low income students (95% below poverty line) these skills most middle-class and upper-class kids come to school already with. Does anyone know of this type of curriculum??


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Could you tell us more about specific "soft skills" you need to teach and what was identified by Dr. Heckman as such? If you are thinking about eye contact, taking turns speaking, choosing partners with which to work etc. then I would continue to advocate that you use the Responsive Classroom approach, possibly even broadening your use to include Interactive Modeling, Problem Solving Conferences, Guided Discovery and more. Remember, the Responsive Classroom approach is so much more than just Morning Meeting! I am interested to hear more from you about your exciting experience that is pushing your thinking!
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