Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What's high school for? - Seth Godin

I have subscribed to Seth Godin's blog and i like his posts. They are succinct and to the point. The below post titled ' What's high school for' talks about what high school's should teach. I have given some of the points from the post.
  • How to focus intently on a problem until it's solved.
  • How to read critically.
  • The power of being able to lead groups of peers without receiving clear delegated authority.
  • An understanding of the extraordinary power of the scientific method, in just about any situation or endeavor.
  • How to persuasively present ideas in multiple forms, especially in writing and before a group.
  • Project management. Self-management and the management of ideas, projects and people.
  • Personal finance. Understanding the truth about money and debt and leverage.
  • An insatiable desire (and the ability) to learn more. Forever.
  • The self-reliance that comes from understanding that relentless hard work can be applied to solve problems worth solving.
According to me, the list covers almost all points that, if they were taught, would make our schools great places of learning.

I share it here because i believe this is an useful reminder/checklist for those of us who still want to learn these skills. For those of us who have kids, this is an useful reference list to what we might want  our sons/daughters to learn/ be taught.

Seth's blog is here.

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