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Resilience: The Other 21st Century Skills

Due to the interest of my post The Other 21st Skills, I decided to individually discuss each of the skills or dispositions I proposed that are in addition to the seven survival skills as identified by Tony Wagner. This post focuses on resiliency. The first post focused on Grit: The Other 21st Century Skills. Some would categorize Grit and Resiliency as the same skill, but it is my belief they are involve two different, but interconnected, skill sets. While grit focuses on persistence, resilience is about bouncing back in the face of challenges and/or failure…

 

Queensland drought spreads to record 80 per cent of the state

qld droughtQueensland’s drought has spread to a record 80 per cent of the state, the largest area ever officially recognised as being in drought. The State Government has added four council areas to the list of drought declared places. Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne said the summer wet season had been too patchy to benefit the hardest hit areas. He said Bureau of Meteorology advice that the tropical Pacific was in the early stages of El Nino meant prospects for drought-breaking winter rain and spring rains were not good…

 

With Monsoon Nigh, Tent Shortage After Nepal Earthquake Prompts a D.I.Y. Response

By now, you’ve probably read about the bureaucratic tangles that have been delaying the arrival and distribution of tents, food and other international relief supplies following the April 25 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has shattered or damaged several hundred thousand homes and other structures in Nepal…

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