Tips for training soft skills

Soft skills development

Developing soft skills isn’t like developing content knowledge, but many schools implement a curriculum that has students learning through discrete lessons with no ongoing practice. When that curriculum is used by a subset of teachers, you fail to develop institutional knowledge and support for students as they try to apply what they learn. Sharing information about skills or providing an experience in a classroom is a start, but it will not build the habits and thinking processes to make change. Just as math needs to be practiced repeatedly over a long period of time, so do soft skills. 

Our brains learn through repetition, experience and emotion. To develop soft skills in our students, we need to encourage daily practice in a variety of settings. The experience needs to be personalized and relevant. We also need to have a shared language and clear understandings about the skills we are trying to develop, so all teachers and staff can reinforce learning.

JAKAPA for soft skills

JAKAPA can help. We build a growth minded culture where students and teachers learn together. Our assessments develop shared vocabulary and definitions for each skill and yield objective data to build self-awareness and to inform goal-setting. The daily challenge system incrementally provides activities that help people understand the skills and contextualize them so they can make sense of how they impact their success. Our system also gives people ample opportunities to practice the skills, measure them and track growth over time.

JAKAPA is for everyone in your district. When teachers use JAKAPA as part of their professional development and as a data source to inform professional goal setting, you create a culture of learning. Teams get stronger, teachers recognize how their skills impact their success with engaging students, and teachers gain the skills needed to cope with a very stressful career. When teachers are learners, they can more authentically teach the skills and reinforce them with students. As we learn together we grow together and the whole system benefits.

Call us today to schedule a demo and learn how JAKAPA can become a central part of your school’s culture, tie into your PBIS tiers and improve student and teacher outcomes. 

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