Hunter Lots

Syracuse, UT, United States

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Hunter Lots
Posted over 2 years ago
What can we do to change education?
"What did work?" Kids from all over the world would learn the exact same thing "back in the day" so that no matter where they went in the world, they could function in society. All people needed to know in past times was how to read, how/what to right, and how to solve basic math problems. If you knew all of these things, you functioned well in society. This way have thinking still hasn't change. The main subjects that are still taught in schools are English, Math, and Science. Yes we have added more than a few subjects in school, but if you do well in these classes, you will function well in society. What worked then does not work now. The question we should be asking is "What/How can we teach to make students reach their full potential?" One of Sir Ken Robinson's videos talks about a young woman who did not do well in school. She could not sit on a desk listening to a teacher lecture for 12 hours a day. This young woman's mother took her daughter to a psychologist of some sort. The mother and psychologist left the room BUT right before they left, the psychologist left the room, he turned on the radio. The young woman started to dance. The problem was not that the girl wasn't smart or anything of that sort. The problem was that she did not fit into society's way of teaching. The girl was taken to a school of dance where she fit in perfectly with all of the other students because she was just like them. The young woman is now a very well know dancer and makes millions of dollars. She reached her full potential and did so by doing what she loved rather than sitting in a classroom learning how to take a test. What if she had just stayed in school? She could have been a "horrible student" meaning she failed her classes. There is a problem with education. Whoever "we" is needs to fix it.
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Hunter Lots
Posted over 2 years ago
What can we do to change education?
So after 12 years of schooling, people only retain, on average, 20% of what they learn? "They do pick only the brightest candidates to become teachers(top 10% of undergrads). They do have smaller class sizes of 15 or so and all the teachers have Master's or Doctoral degrees." -Does this mean that the teachers are paid better as well? Compared to the US.