Personal qualities that can’t be measured by tests

I came across this wonderful list on one of the Montessori groups I follow and instantly thought how true it is. Schools and some jobs emphasize on how important tests and exams are, but even when you ask colleges and great businesses and leaders, those aren’t exactly all they are looking for anymore. With more and more tests, we are killing off wonderful qualities (especially in young people). I am currently reading a wonderful book, by Sir Ken Robinson Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative and this list, goes so well along with his thoughts..

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Resilience
  • Motivation
  • Persistence
  • Curiosity
  • Question Asking
  • Humor
  • Endurance
  • Reliability
  • Enthusiasm
  • civic mindedness
  • self awareness
  • self discipline
  • empathy
  • leadership
  • compassion
  • courage
  • sense of beauty
  • sense of wonder
  • rescourcefulness
  • spontaneity
  • humility
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