StateImpact Florida hit the road for Orlando this week, and so we packed a few podcasts for the trip.
We highly recommend a fascinating piece by This American Life that takes a look at the growing body of research about “non-cognitive skills,” such as resilience, tenacity and self-control. Research shows that the stress from living in a low-income home can inhibit brain development — and the development of these soft skills.
The show looks a how these skills are more useful in helping students complete high school or college. And unlike cognitive ability, experts say these skills can be taught and learned.