In today’s America, the high standard of education is quite a hot topic. More and more, we’re seeing research emerge that links quality education to quality of life. The scariest part is how young it starts—literally in the earliest stages, even linking things like Kindergarten or pre-school to lifelong success.
Whether you’re an educator, a parent of a student, or you’re still on your own academic journey, it can only help to get the word out when a really good article or post comes around.
Of our many educational blog posts, let’s tackle education itself. Here’s a at six posts on various education blogs that you can share with people to make an impact.
1. Inspiring “Aha” Moments with Tech
Nowadays, calling it digital learning is redundant. Learning of all kinds is about incorporating technology, making the content engaging for kids in the format that they, for better or worse, are being raised to excel with.
Like it or not, technology is only going to become more of a thing for the next generation of adults. It’s the job of teachers and support systems to figure out how to cater to a generation that’s used to getting information at the click of a button. YouTube is useful, but I think we’d prefer our kids to not learn everything they know off the site.
If we can teach them deep lessons, things that make them go “aha!” about the world around them while using a medium they connect with, we should. After all, so much of teaching is meeting kids where they are at.
2. The Future of STEM
What’s the future like in the four hottest industries for getting a job out of college of course, we’re talking about the four “big dogs” of education: science, technology, engineering, and math. It’s STEM for short, and we’ve seen an explosion of STEM schools and curriculums in the last decade plus.
But now, what’s the future of STEM to be like? IT jobs are growing at an alarming rate, but what will happen when things like artificial intelligence pick up and possibly start replacing or making these jobs obsolete?
Education, like the rest of our world, is shifting quickly.
3. Three Meals a Day—It Helps Kids Learn
This article covers the real bases of a kid’s education. Before we start talking about their future, their relationship to technology, and what they might be qualified to do, we need to backtrack.
For example, let’s consider if our kids are eating before school. Are they getting nutritious meals at home and eating three square meals a day? Can parents provide the foods a kid needs to grow up healthy and strong, and if not, what can (or should) schools be doing about it?
We’ve all tried to learn with our tummy grumbling—this article will show you how this might be affecting some of your “troubled” (or just hungry) students.
4. Avoid the Politics, Think of the Kids
Like it or not, current politics and our education system are connected. The truth is, there’s some compelling info out there about how the current administration is hurting kids with disabilities ability to learn.
‘Children with disabilities’ is a loaded and vague term, because so many things qualify as a disability. Further, every school and district has a different amount of resources available to help kids with disabilities.
An example of something most people don’t think of is TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. It’s fairly common in kids and can lead to neck pain or migraines during school, which makes it tough to learn. Here’s where you can learn about TMJ.
5. High Standards Matter
How do we define high standards for education? What does it require of the teacher, the administrators, and even the support systems like parents? How do we assess the education gap and game plan around it if a high quality or high standard of education is the goal?
This article helps us to define high standards for our kids. We can talk about tech and inclusion all we want, but it might help us to set a goal around what we’re looking for in the first place, too.
6. Black History Month
When it comes to high standards, we have to consider all kids—and this includes their backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. This article about black history month— and the alarming amount of teachers that know nothing about it—sheds light on how some kids go unnoticed or feel out of place in certain schools.
It argues that, finally, school systems across the U.S. have taken steps to put lessons in for all students to learn about African-American history. This requires more work on the part of everyone involved, from lesson planning by the teacher to participation by the students.
For example, Illinois launched a requirement that all students K-12 must include a unit of this history in their curriculum.
High Standard of Education: Wrapped Up
A high standard of education is a broad topic, one that requires many different facets of the educational experience to be brought up before we can begin to define it. From technology, to understanding cultural differences, to knowing what types of jobs our kids are going to be going for someday, this is information we should all be striving to learn.
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