The following is a piece written by Waukee High School student, Nalini Bhramdat. Nalini shared the piece from her english class as they worked on authentic writing. You can read more about her findings about school on her website.
Problem: In high school, we do not learn essential survival skills that we need once we graduate. For example, we will not know how to file taxes, how to vote, how to balance our checking account, or do anything with banking, how to manage our loa
I read an article months ago about kids of my generation and younger growing up faster than older generations. I wish I had saved the article, or even just remembered what site I found it on, because of course now I cannot cite it or even check its reliability. The topic really stuck with me, because I remember thinking about its links to education. If this is really true, then as a future educator I need to consider that every year I will be meeting a new group of kids who a
I have this theory that adults don’t listen to kids enough. I realize how arrogant and naive that sounds coming from a kid, but I really believe the world is missing out by telling those of us still in school that we need to wait to have our voices heard. I could go on for days about why my 10 year old cousin’s ideas are better than mine, but that’s not what I’m writing about today. *sigh* Personalized learning has become a rather hot topic recently, and day after day I find