How to help students identify their skills

12 May 2021

In my experience, asking a British teenager aged 13-16 what they™re good at will get you an answer anywhere between an exaggerated shrug, an œI dunno, football? and an "absolutely nothing accompanied by a cheeky yet embarrassed grin. After years of being told to be quiet or to stop showing off, we generally don™t know how to express pride in our skills or characteristics in the UK. And this is a problem.

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With a foreword by Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes, Bernie™s new book The Ladder contains everything educators need to know in order to be effective advocates for young people and their future aspirations, pathways and career aims. Find out more here.

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