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News and Opinion Jul 20, 2016

Forbes: Want to Beat Robots? Be Human!

Forbes Magazine: Want to Beat Robots? Be Human!Sebastien Turbot’s article in Forbes, Want to Beat Robots? Be Human!, argues that for students to thrive in the 21st century, academics need to be combined with emotional intelligence and relationship skills. He cites several organizations that prioritize social-emotional skills, including Turnaround for Children. Here is an excerpt:

“Turnaround for Children plays a big role in shaping children’s’ lives, especially those who witness violence and deprivation. Through this program, traumatized children have access to counseling and support that help them to forge trusting relationships. Teachers are given a set of practices that help them to promote positive relationships between adults and children.”

Read the full article here.