I often like to listen to my favourite YouTubers in the early morning. For me it’s wake up, go for a run, then shower with my iPhone blasting out some stimulating interviews, lectures or discussions.
At one point this week I was listening to an excellent and thoroughly interesting interview with the renowned David Icke in which he made a statement that really got me thinking: “I hear of a lot of debate about HOW children should be taught, but very little about WHAT they should be taught”.
As a teacher, I think this is a very important issue and I’d like to offer David a considered response.
10 Things I Wish I Was Taught at School
I’m one of those few people who can actually say that I use the stuff I was taught in school on daily basis in my job. I’m a Science Teacher: so naturally, I’m teaching my students almost the same things I was taught at school.
However, there are a lot of things I had to work out by myself when I left school. Was ‘personal experience’ the best way to learn these things?
I don’t think so.
Many years of hardship and pain could have been avoided had (much) greater emphasis being placed on these ten things whilst I was at school:
(Article illustrations by Pop Sutthiya Lertyongphati )
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