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Future-Proof Your Life: Soft Skills for the 21st Century

Mr. LeCara
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Equip your teenager with essential soft skills to thrive in the ever-changing landscape of the 21st century and lay a foundation for future success.

Class experience

This class is taught in English.
  • Learning Goals: • Understand the importance of communication skills in personal and professional contexts. • Learn techniques for active listening and empathetic communication. • Develop clarity and confidence in expressing ideas and opinions. • Adapt communication styles to different situations and audiences. • Understand the value and benefits of collaboration and teamwork. • Develop skills for effective team communication and cooperation. • Discover ways to leverage individual strengths within a team setting. • Understand the importance of time management in achieving personal and academic goals. • Learn techniques for prioritization, goal setting, and task organization. • Develop strategies for overcoming procrastination and managing distractions. • Establish habits for maintaining a healthy school-life/school-work-life/work-life balance. • Understand the qualities and attributes of successful leaders. • Learn different leadership styles and when to apply them. • Develop skills for effective decision-making and problem-solving. • Explore techniques for motivating and influencing others positively.
Mr. LeCara, an experienced educator, author, and consultant, is dedicated to equipping students with the essential soft skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. As the author of "Essential Study Skills: A Holistic Approach to Learning" (2022) and "Best Foot Forward: A Student Success Guide with Life Skills Strategies for the Road Ahead" (2016), LeCara's expertise extends beyond the classroom. With a background as a master-certified life coach and corporate training manager, Mr. L bridges the gap between academia and the real world, empowering students with practical skills. 

Homework Offered
Home Activities: • Engage in conversations with family members or friends, practicing active listening and expressing thoughts clearly. • Keep a communication journal, noting instances where effective communication was utilized or could have been improved. • Engage in a collaborative activity, keeping track of the challenges faced and strategies used for effective teamwork. • Reflect on personal strengths and how they can contribute to a team environment. • Create a personal time management plan, including goal setting and prioritization for upcoming tasks or activities. • Practice utilizing time management techniques in daily routines, keeping track of progress and adjustments made.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learning Progress will be assessed according to: • Learner self-reflections on progress and growth in each soft skill area to identify strengths and areas for improvement. • Participation and engagement in class discussions and activities. • Role-plays and simulations where learners can explore soft skills in realistic situations. • Knowledge checks to assess learners' understanding of soft skills concepts, theories, and best practices.
Grades Offered
No course materials are needed. Mr. LeCara will be posting wrap-ups with materials you can use and refer to in class and in the future.
Joined June, 2018
Teacher expertise and credentials
Connecticut Teaching Certificate - English/Language Arts
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Group Class


weekly or $140 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
60 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-17
3-10 learners per class

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