Rogers, P. (2018, October 04). Why We Must Teach Our Students Empathy. Retrieved January 17, 2019

Years of dedicated research and practice have demonstrated that social and emotional intelligence now stands out as a better predictor of long-term life success than academic proficiency alone. This makes sense when you consider that the three most identifiable reasons for failure at work relate to social and emotional intelligence: difficulty in handling change, inability to work well on a team, and poor interpersonal relations. Of course, the traditional literacies (reading, writing, and numeracy) and the technical knowledge associated with the highly specialized professions of today are foundational, non-negotiable elements of success. Whether an engineer, surgeon, accountant, psychologist, …

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