Disadvantages Of Education

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As discussed in the previous blog, there is a huge gap between the educators of today and their students. This is obviously because to teachers today were taught very differently than the students today want to learn. What is education if a student never develops a desire for learning? Students struggle to get the motivation to go to school. Why is this? Students are bored. They’re not necessarily bored with the subject matter but rather how they are being taught. In this article, the author outlines seven changes that he believes must happen if we “hope to effectively re-connect and communicate with the digital generation to leverage their preferences and learning styles, and adequately prepare them for the fundamentally different world of…show more content…
Students use different things to be successful. Whether this be a calculator, a computer, or even their phone, who cares? Why is it such a big deal to us what they use to retrieve information? These are all powerful resources and we had better start learning how to use them in the classroom. Using a calculator in math class is not a disadvantage, IT'S AN ADVANTAGE. These technological advancements are to our advantage and to our student’s advantage. I think too often teachers are afraid that this system we have called education is a fragile thing and the slightest change could break it entirely. However, these changes are good and necessary in order for students to learn to think on their own and become successful in the…show more content…
I know that there are those people out there who will say that the educational system we have today is working perfectly and that changing it would be a waste of time. These people are probably those students in the top one-third of their class. They have never experienced the struggle it can be to learn in today’s classrooms. I agree that change is hard, and it’s going to take a very long time to implement all of these changes but it begins in the classroom. It’s up to us as teachers. We make all the difference in our classroom. I know, and I have seen the difference it can make when a teacher makes changes to his/her classroom. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got.” (Tony Robbins) Outcomes of standardized testing are showing the result of a stagnant educational system. Something has to change. I only wish he would have discussed in more detail as to how teachers can integrate these techniques into the common core curriculum. It’s hard to put new habits into practice, especially in the classroom. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or just want to discuss the article with me, feel free to email me at katcora@mail.mvnu.edu. You can also read the article here (and I recommend

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