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KidCoach Conversations

Kavin at KidCoach

Welcome to KidCoach Conversations! So great you can join us.

My name is Kavin and every week I’ll be sharing with you different conversations I have with kids. They are all 7-11 years old and the questions I ask them are specifically designed to get them talking, thinking and feeling – developing the softer skills they will need to thrive in tomorrow’s world.

Did you know that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not even been invented yet? In such a fast paced and changing world, it will be the softer more transferable skills that will help our kids thrive and succeed.

So what are soft skills exactly?

Well, it’s all the non-academic stuff that children don’t tend to get much practice in at school and yet as adults we are having to use all the time – things like being creative, communicating well, being a critical thinker, having resilience etc.

Now I’ve found that a simple but effective way of developing this at home already is through regular 5-10 minute conversations. For example - on Communication – we can ask our kids to describe a Car to an Alien, which is a test of conciseness. Or on Creativity – asking what are 10 things to do with a Cup, encouraging them to think divergently. Or on Critical Thinking – having them estimate the number of iPads in the world, to help them think in a structured way. Or on Resilience – asking them why it is good to fail sometimes, and discussing the value of feedback.

In this podcast – KidCoach Conversations – you will hear me discuss these kinds of questions with lots of different children. Hopefully it will give you some ideas and inspiration for discussions you can have with your own kids.

And if you want full access to all the questions and prompts then just download our App from www.KidCoach.app. Or just search for KidCoachApp.

Let’s get started!

Episodes
#78 - Analytics - How can you estimate the number of iPads there are in the UK?January 17, 2022 Episode artwork #77 - Leadership - What makes Dumbledore such a good Headmaster?January 10, 2022 Episode artwork #76 - Critical Thinking - What would you do if you could automatically learn anything you wanted?January 03, 2022 Episode artwork #75 - Leadership - What would you do if you were mayor of your town for a week?December 27, 2021 Episode artwork #74 - Confidence - Should we care what other people think of us?December 20, 2021 Episode artwork #73 - Critical Thinking - How can we reduce traffic on the roads?December 13, 2021 Episode artwork #72 - Communication - How do you play football?December 06, 2021 Episode artwork #71 - Analytics - How many tennis balls can you fit inside of our car?November 29, 2021 Episode artwork #70 - Creativity - If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?November 22, 2021 Episode artwork #69 - Critical Thinking - How could you convince me to remove Wednesdays from the week?November 15, 2021 Episode artwork #68 - Communication - How would you describe Roblox to an alien?November 08, 2021 Episode artwork SPECIAL - My chat with a mum AFTER coaching her child (she now uses the KidCoachApp herself)!November 03, 2021 Episode artwork #67 - Communication - How would you describe a tree to an alien?November 01, 2021 Episode artwork #66 - Creativity - If you could become anyone from a book or movie, who would you choose?October 25, 2021 Episode artwork #65 - Critical Thinking - Let's say you had to cross a river, how would you do it?October 18, 2021 Episode artwork #64 - Communication - How would you explain the game of Quidditch to a Muggle?October 11, 2021 Episode artwork #63 - Resilience - Would you rather live in space or underwater?October 04, 2021 Episode artwork #62 - Debating - Are wars between countries ever a good thing?September 27, 2021 Episode artwork #61 - Empathy - What is friendship?September 20, 2021 Episode artwork #60 - Creativity - Can you invent the next book title: Harry Potter and the _____?September 13, 2021 Episode artwork #59 - Critical Thinking - What might happen if animals could talk?September 06, 2021 Episode artwork #58 - Debating - Can we replace teachers with computers?August 30, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus - what kids say after hearing KidCoach questions!August 23, 2021 Episode artwork #57 - Debating - does God exist?August 16, 2021 Episode artwork #56 - Analytics - how many tennis balls can you fit in your car?August 09, 2021 Episode artwork