What is it that is really taught in school now?
Let’s push aside the classes, the tests, the exams. There’s so much more to it. The first twelve or so years of kids’ lives. I’m going into grade twelve. I’m in the International Baccalaureate program and there is so much more to the life school should be preparing us for.
First, let’s see what kind of things I get when I look up some topics like this one.
Pictures like this:
Then on Google:
Sep 7, 2011 – Are you developing skills for life and career at school? … Curricular content aside, what do you think you are really learning at school? Are you …
Jan 18, 2013 – American schools do not equip you to deal with things like logic; they … our School System values grades more than Students value learning.
Jan 8, 2015 – There’s also much we aren’t teaching that would be a better return on … isactually a good one — an “uppity version” of what’s worth learning in …
High school students know that they will almost certainly be using computers in any …Do we have the will to integrate digital technologies into students’ learning in regular … They may be present in the classroom, but they are not really there.
So…doesn’t seem like a good thing. Especially if you take a look at that last link there. Makes you wonder a bit doesn’t it? I know I have for a long time. As a student sometimes I look and think about all it puts on me. Stress, tears, drama, exhaustion, worry. It’s not easy when I care about my grades and the future that tells me I need to go to university. While I’m settled on that, I find nothing in high school has prepped me for much when I’m feeling pessimistic.
I worked hard on that exam, but I still didn’t do well.