We all tend have an excellent hindsight (20/20) and looking back at what we could have, would have done,... Schools are never perfect, nor they will ever be, but what specific change you would have implemented that modern kids would learn something absolutely essential that was not taught before and still is not taught now?
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I completely agree with your first statement for social skills. I went to a small public school but did not learn how to be social until later in life. Still struggle with it regularly.
Your lack of science comprehension may be solely due to teachers. I had physics in grages 6-8 and decided that was beyond me. I excelled in chemistry. In grades 9-10, the teacher changed and I later got masters in engineering. In physics, not chemis
We had a discipline like that for 4 years - boys their own and girls their own - I hated it! Out teacher was horrible. I am not saying the idea was bad, but for me it was a nightmare. Later, we acquired "prof. skills" in case we don't make to college
We do learn the hard way, don't we? Advertising makes us want things, so we end up spending. But who is interested in saving?
Exactly! And when people are young (I am not) they do not think retirement or saving for the future is relevant. How wrong they are! The importance of planning for the future should be stressed to young people.
I agree - typing skills is the new cursive - after all, cursive writing meant for speeding up - writing in block letters takes longer. Now we type for speed. Typing is a must.
good point! Typing is so important and kids are learning bad habits from a young age using the computer.
I agree with you. Learning for grades is not the true learning. Discovering your strengths, building motivation that is going to be your lifelong wings - that is far more important than comparative analysis - how you do compare to the median.
I believe in second chances: education should never be measured by time (hours, weeks, semesters, years), but by mastery like in computer games. You go Level to Level upon completion. I assume you learned to type as well?
Well, the answer is a general yes; I did overcome, however, I still like to peak at the keys as I type. I have authored 2 books; one was 800 pages...