This week in class, we’re reading “Nice Kids Finish First: Study Finds Social Skills Can Predict Future Success” by Audie Cornish.
This interview from NPR’s All Things Considered, hosted by Audie Cornish, discusses a recent study’s findings that children who demonstrate more ‘pro-social’ skills – those who share more and who are better listeners – are more likely to have jobs and stay out of trouble as young adults.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
“What is the goal of education?” and “Why do people succeed?”
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this news article at home:
- What was “Nice Kids Finish First: Study Finds Social Skills Can Predict Future Success” about?
- What did you learn about? About Resilience & Success?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: