While I wholeheartedly agree with their philosophy, I have to ask, how? How can we, as high school teachers, effectively teach humility? How can it be taught within the content, as to not get behind. How can it be measured? How much of an importance should it hold in the classroom? Should content be sacrificed? While I know that it totally possible to incorporate these life skills, I suppose I just struggle to understand how we can ensure these are being taught correctly, and if not, how do we readjust? I have believed for awhile now that school should lighten up the content load, and incorporate more practical life skills, and this article reinforces this. Unfortunately though, this is not the reality, and to add an additional need on top of the already heavy load of teachers, scares me quite a bit.
Friedman, Thomas L. (2014, February 22). How to Get a Job at Google. The New York Times.
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