Introducing Soft Skills Pro for Teachers – the first soft skills professional development course specifically designed for educators. You've probably heard about soft skills, how students need to learn them in order to become successful employees and people tomorrow, but you may not know exactly what soft skills are or how you can successfully apply them to enhance your teaching career and your life today. Hard skills refer to the job-related knowledge and abilities that employees need to perform their job duties effectively. Soft skills are the personal qualities that help employees thrive in the workplace. Simply put, soft skills make the hard skills work. In the classroom and out.
Your Soft Skills Pro for Teachers journey begins with our Classroom
& Life Essentials (CLE) course – an engaging, interactive, online curriculum.
Aligned with the employability traits that all industries look for when
hiring new employees – the same traits all teachers would love to see
their students display in the classroom – this course is designed to
introduce you to the ten soft skills essential to personal and
professional success and satisfaction in and out of the classroom.
Now that you've been introduced to the ten soft skills
essential to personal and professional
success and satisfaction, it's time to discover how you can
apply them to your everyday life both in and out of the classroom.
The exercises and self-assessments
contained in this section are designed to help you conduct
a personal “check-up” of the individual skill sets, strengths,
interests, values, and personality traits that make you the
person and teacher you are today, and prepare you to
become the person and teacher you want to be tomorrow.
You're ready. You're prepped. And now it's time to GO! In this final section, you will create a personal Teacher Go! Plan. With your GO! Plan in hand, you will now be able to step into your classroom each day confident in the knowledge that you are ready and fully prepped to demonstrate the 21st Century skills essential to personal and professional growth both in and out of the classroom. You'll not only be a better and happier teacher. you'll be a better, happier person. That's the Soft Skills Pro promise.
Career success depends on so much more than students' subject-matter knowledge and expertise. While academic learning is the foundation of education, a great school experience goes far beyond science fair projects and senior papers. More and more, educators are recognizing the importance of student's less quantifiable skills such as collaboration, self-discipline, and conflict resolution. These skills may be less easy to measure, but they are essential to a student's overall growth and development. Study after study reveals the importance employers place on soft skills. Educators and parents must work together to ensure that each child's school experience fosters the social and personal skills that will ensure success when he or she enters the workforce.
A leader is effective because of who he or she is on the inside, and how those qualities are reflected on the outside. In this last module, you will learn that you don't have to have a special set of talents to take a leadership role in your life. Leadership is shown through your everyday action and interactions with others. You will see how this is achieved by leading with the little "l."