The blog article that got our attention was Google finds STEM skills aren't the most important skills… really?!!!
But let's look closer at this topic and maybe even read the original study! Read More...
I don't think anyone would question that soft skills are important to businesses that innovating and creating. Whether you could say they are more important than technical knowledge is really questionable though! It isn't an either/or situation; the synergy is found in individuals that possess both soft and technical skills.
Developing A Healthy Self-Image
Here is the story of one STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activity for creating stronger students.
Early in my teaching career, I heard students say things such as:
- I am not good at (subject area).
- I cannot do (subject).
- This makes no sense to me.
- I am not a (subject) person.