Five life lessons students should be developing in school

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education Secretary John B. King, Jr. said: “a well-rounded education helps kids make that incredibly important connection between their studies, their curiosities, and their passions, and the skills they need to become sophisticated thinkers.”

Education is so much more than learning basics like multiplication and vocabulary, although high-quality academics are, of course, important. By providing a well-rounded academic experience, teachers and administrators help students learn lessons for a lifetime. The following are five critical life skills that students should be developing as part of their schooling experience:

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