Food for Thought … Curriculum

I came across this quotation today, and it struck a nerve.  There is so much more to learning and living than just for a test.

“I have never understood the importance of having children memorize battle dates. It seems like such a waste of mental energy. Instead, we could teach them important subjects such as How the Mind Works, How to Handle Finances, How to Invest Money for Financial Security, How to be a Parent, How to Create Good Relationships, and How to Create and Maintain Self-Esteem and Self-Worth. Can you imagine what a whole generation of adults would be like if they had been taught these subjects in school along with their regular curriculum?” — Louise L. Hay

Your thoughts?

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3 thoughts on “Food for Thought … Curriculum

  1. I agree that there are some of those things that should be taught, and rightly so. However, many of those topics require practical demonstration and exposure to multiple positive examples. Wouldn’t it be more effective if children were exposed to these positive learning situations at home & church in addition to school?
    Learning history does have its benefits. Hopefully learning a bit of it will help us to not make the mistakes of the past.

  2. They need to learn professionalism! How to interview, how to write a resume, email etiquette, meeting etiquette, respect for the workplace, and dress code?

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