Schools need to teach in a way that helps kids develop grit and dedication

Schools need to teach in a way that helps kids develop grit and dedication

Introduction

The education system currently adopted by many countries emphasizes on teaching theory and testing student's understanding based on how much they can remember and put down on paper. This approach is not ideal for preparing leaders and drivers of the economy. Teachers have abandoned the practice-based teaching approach that equips the students with skills necessary to face real-life challenges. For instance, students who graduate from high school and universities are good at memorizing concepts and theories which they were taught in class, but unfortunately, they cannot apply the concepts to help solve real-life problems in the health, housing, or food security sectors. This paper provides a story about my experience with University, and the story is a reflection of why the teachers must change their teaching approach to one which enables students to develop inner toughness.

There is a need to teach students in a way that helps them to develop grit. I graduated from high school in 2016. I was then required to think about what education had offered me and the direction my life would take. I talked to a few people in my circles of friends and the people I considered to be my mentors to help me figure out what I could do best with my life and what I wanted to be for the rest of my life. During all these consultations, one thing became clear to me. I was not

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