Which skills really matter? Forbes 2018

Amity Millhiser was our keynote speaker last week for our Career Pathways event in San Francisco. She’s a great resource for us at Seven Hills.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/amitymillhiser/2018/12/06/tech-skills-are-in-demand-but-companies-cant-lose-sight-of-soft-skills/#73e772211c2b

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Should the goal be Straight-As? Adam Grant says no…

I have been an Adam Grant fan for a while. The faculty and staff read one of his books last summer, Give and Take, after I heard him speak at NAIS last year. I agree wholeheartedly with this piece. It ties right in with so many messages we have heard from our Seven Hills Career Pathways speakers over the last two years!

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Being Grateful CAN prolong your life…

 

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At Seven Hills, one of our core values is Be Grateful. We teach students to be aware of how lucky they are to be able to attend Seven Hills and to recognize that not everyone is as fortunate. We teach them that our differences make us stronger and that our common humanity makes us responsible for our world.

Prevention: The Benefits of Gratitude

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Before we know the election results…

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I have a clear recollection after the 2016 election that I wished I had anticipated where the hot spots would be in our community, regardless of outcome. As we try and help our students make sense of an increasingly polarized political climate, this article feels like it asks some important questions to use at guideposts.

Washington Post: Post election civility!

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Independent School Magazine: Why Inclusion is the thing!

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What I love here is the ways schools, specifically Athenian, can measure for inclusion.

Why Diversity without Inclusion is a half-baked solution…

 

 

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The Atlantic: How to address loneliness

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As loneliness remains a troubling and pervasive problem in America and around the world, teaching preventive skills to students could help create future generations that are healthier and more socially connected. 

One could feel despair in reading this quote, but because we spend time naming emotions and working through how to be empathic and ask for help, I feel optimistic that Seven Hills students are learning important skills, through kimochis, conflict resolution and open session.

The Atlantic: Social-Emotional Curriculum: Teaching children about loneliness

 

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FortNite guide for parents!

This is a hot topic for parents right now! Common Sense Media has some, well, common sense for families about how to navigate this.

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Common Sense Media Guide to FortNite for Parents

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