Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Elephant in the (Class)room

Saving languages, investing in early childhood education and turn our students into technological innovators can combat boredom and close the education gap

September 19, 2013
Millions of youngsters are heading back to school eager to start a new academic year. Many will thrive but too many will succumb to the epidemic of boredom threatening students in schools throughout our country. Boredom in schools – the opposite of the behavioral, cognitive and relational engagement that predicts long-term educational persistence and success, is surely behind the steady decline of our education system on the world stage. While we all have our favorite school, can recall an engaging teacher or a visionary principal, the system as a whole is not working.

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