What we learn in school? Social Skills

School is place to learn skills for life, communicate, agree, disagree, argue, challenge, play, work in groups, talk and listen to others.

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School is place to learn skills for life, communicate, agree, disagree, argue, challenge, play,  work in groups,  talk and listen to others. Music, art, dance or other movement, psychology, and philosophy have a place in school as well. Reading, writing, math and science are important and could be learned in school and after school.  In my school all teachers have a strong child psychology background. Learning is in encouraged. Testing and grading is prohibited. 

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Photo of Michael Schurr

Hi Bonnie, how are you? You raise some really great points. The social skills children learn at school last a lifetime. We would love for you to share your thoughts in the ideate phase.

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Photo of Emma Scripps

Thanks for the post Bonnie! One suggestion - add in a photo! It makes contributions so much more fun to read and encourages others to look at one you've posted.

Photo of Jennifer Auten

Yes! School is a perfect place to create routines around how to disagree and still remain respectful, how to listen, how to add your own ideas on to what has already been said... When people/students feel safe and heard it is much easier to innovate and share thoughts that might seem "wild" or outside the box.

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Hi Bonnie, looks like your contribution hasn't been published yet (as of Sunday night July 19). If you were ready to add it to the Discover phase, all you have to do is select the blue Publish button at the top of the page. Looking forward to collaborating with you!