and academic success? What does the research say about this? In mulling over my students, it appears that the ones who perform better (assesment wise) also appear to have better "social" and "interpersonal" skills.while not a perfect correlation it appears that the two sets of skills are strongly linked. I am a new teacher but entering the profession via a nontraditional approach. What does the research say about this? Or are my observations unduly biased? (i.e. I think the "better" students "behave" better when perhaps they really don't). as always, any comments/feedback greatly appreciated.