Sunday, February 15, 2015

New Subjects for School

What if our kids had new goals as students in school?  Be Kind, Be Your Best, Be Lovable.  I think those are much better things to learn about and get good at than reading, writing and arithmetic.   I want my kids and all kids to learn about non-academic things because when I work with college students, their biggest issues aren't the academic parts, it is the "I'm not good enough", "I don't want to be embarrassed", "I'm doing it for someone else", "I don't know what I'll do with my degree", etc. issues.  If we changed what our kids learned and got good at in school these issues that I deal with on a regular basis would go away, and then the kids who start college could concentrate on learning something that would be applicable to their passions, not just to do it because that is what everyone says they should do.

Let's change what school is all about.   What new topics/subjects would you put into school?

And, the great thing is that others also think these new topics are important too.  I was reading about a study that was done where kindergartners were taught how to be more mindful, which in turn allowed them to be successful.  Duh!  Kindness Curriculum

I wonder what other little pockets of "alternative" topics are out there?