ECC The Seven Essential Life Skills

THE SEVEN ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS

From Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky

SKILL 1:

Focus and Self Control- Children need this skill in order to achieve their goals, especially in a world that is filled with distractions and information overload.

SKILL 2:

Perspective Taking- Children who can figure out what others feel and think are less likely to get involved in conflicts.

SKILL 3:

Communicating- Children need to be able to determine what they want to communicate, and how this is the skill teachers and employers feel is most lacking today.

SKILL 4:

Making Connections- Children who can make unusual connections are more creative and can go beyond knowing information to using information well.

SKILL 5:

Critical Thinking- Children need to be able to search for reliable knowledge to guide their beliefs, decisions, and actions.

SKILL 6:

Taking on Challenges- Children who can take on challenges instead of avoiding or simply coping with them will do better in school and in life.

SKILL 7:

Self- Directed Engaged Learning- Lifelong learners can change as the world changes to reach their full potential.