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Learning goal: Collaboration

Help students learn strategies and techniques for effective communication, perspective-taking, and empathy using the FutureFit resources collected under the “Relate” domain. Collaboration skills highlighted in this domain include diversity and tolerance, communication and collaboration, humility, and perspective-taking.

At the practical level, Relate focuses on skills and abilities that blend well with both core academic concepts and broader social-emotional learning goals articulated by standards organizations, states, and researchers. We’ve meshed the best and most relevant concepts and approaches into an accessible list of skills that is easy to understand and articulate to students, including:

  • Communication: The ability to effectively communicate thoughts, ideas, concepts, emotions and needs - both verbally and in writing, individually or in groups - in a manner reflective of established social norms
  • Openness and perspective: The ability to view a situation, event or circumstance from another point of view, or from multiple points of view.
  • Diversity and tolerance: The ability to recognize, respect, and take perspective from the range of human differences, including race, gender, ethnicity, gender identity, physical ability, sexual orientation.
  • Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of others
  • Humility: The ability to be honest and realistic in taking perspective of one's worth, value and modesty in relation to that of others. "Humility isn't thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less."
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