On the 23rd of October 2019, Lisa Ziernwald attended the Forum on Educational Policy of the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN) in Berlin themed "Education needs more than a clever mind". Many different participants were at the meeting representing educational research, policy and practice. Prof. Dr. Ingrid Schoon held the keynote on the topic "The relevance of social-emotional competences for equal opportunities in education and occupation". Furthermore, various lectures on the relevance of socio-emotional skills for educational pathways and accomplishments as well as their development in educational contexts were presented and subsequently discussed. As part of the poster session, Lisa Ziernwald presented a poster (click here in German only) entitled "Subgroups of high-performing students and their motivational-affective characteristics - A comparison". The programme and a recording of the event is available here (in German only).