Do you remember learning something at school and wondering how it would ever serve you in adult life?
For me it was algebra. I could understand the necessity of learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide, but I couldn’t imagine a life that would require me knowing algebra. And looking back, I haven’t used it. Not once.
The education system comes with its own set of rules and most of us are happy to leave the teaching to the professionals.
However, we all have specific things we want our kids to learn. The problem is, how do we make the lessons stick?