Do These Skills Matter?

May 15, 2024 · 44m 37s
Do These Skills Matter?
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In this conversation, David and Kevin discuss the importance of teaching certain skills that are often overlooked in schools. They highlight the significance of teaching students how to read analog...

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In this conversation, David and Kevin discuss the importance of teaching certain skills that are often overlooked in schools. They highlight the significance of teaching students how to read analog clocks, write in cursive, and engage in home economics. They also emphasize the importance of public speaking and communication skills. The conversation touches on the impact of technology and the need to prepare students for real-world situations. Overall, they argue that these 'old school' skills are still relevant and necessary for students' personal and professional development. The conversation highlights the importance of teaching practical skills and real-world knowledge in education. The speakers discuss the need to balance theory with practice and emphasize the value of teaching skills like financial algebra, reading maps, public speaking, and writing in cursive. They also stress the importance of teaching students how to think critically, identify bias, and navigate digital databases. The conversation concludes with the idea that education should focus on personal growth, pride in accomplishments, and the joy of learning.

Takeaways
  • Teaching students how to read analog clocks is a basic skill that is often overlooked in schools, but it is still relevant in real-world situations.
  • Cursive writing is a lost art that can improve information retention and help students develop their own unique identity.
  • Home economics, including cooking and basic cleanliness, is a valuable skill that prepares students for independent living and contributes to their mental health.
  • Public speaking and communication skills are essential for success in various aspects of life, including job interviews, networking, and effective communication in the workplace.
  • The impact of technology and the lack of emphasis on these 'old school' skills have led to a decline in social development and communication abilities among students.
  • Teaching these skills at a young age can lead to better communication and personal development outcomes for students. Education should balance theory with practice and focus on teaching practical skills.
  • Skills like financial algebra, reading maps, public speaking, and writing in cursive are important for students' personal growth and real-world success.
  • Teaching critical thinking and the ability to identify bias in reading materials is crucial.
  • Education should prioritize personal accomplishments, pride, and the joy of learning.
  • Education should not be limited to rigorous academic subjects, but should also include practical and hands-on learning experiences.
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Author David Paige Productions
Organization David Cocheo
Website www.bfwpe.com
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