The Four Things Schools Should do for Students
Someone recently asked me what schools should do for students. I answered with these four goals:
- Discover – by exposing a student to a wide variety of ideas, opinions, and professions, the school should help the student discover what they are passionate about. In the discovery phase, the school also embeds a life long thrist for learning in the student.
- Master – Once a student has narrowed in on a specific passion, then the school should help the student master the skills related to their passion.
- Profit – The last part of the process is to help the student create a sustainable career out of their passion. No more starving artists here.
- Give Back – Throughout the whole process, the school should embed a sense of community and compassion in the student so they are willing to give back to those who are a few steps behind them. This keeps the cycle going generation after generation.
Four goals. That’s it. Let’s not complicate education more than it needs to.