Strategies to Promote Non-Cognitive Skills: A Guide for Youth Developers and Educators
Apr 15, 2014
Publisher(s): Public Profit
Issue Area(s): Children and Youth; Education and Literacy
Until recently, the majority of child experts touted cognitive skills as the leading predictors of student achievement. Now, a growing number of researchers are raising the importance of non-cognitive skills in student success. This report furthers the dialogue by profiling resources that support youth in building skills in five key areas: Academic Behaviors, Academic Mindsets, Academic Perseverance, Learning Strategies, and Social Skills.

The 16 strategies in the guide are grouped into three types: Curricula, Self-Guided Activities, and Programmatic Approaches. Further, they are presented in tiers, based on strength of evidence, use with diverse populations, and applicability to different age groups.

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