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What is your opinion about Real Life Skills?

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3 months ago
I think this is so important to teach our students. It should be part of elective courses. Do you agree or disagree?

Adulting' Class at Kentucky High School Teaches Life Skills Like How to Pay Taxes, Change a Tire

https://people.com/human-interest/high-schoolers-learn-real-life-skills-adulting-day/?fbclid=IwAR21OH8aFqR1-fFHaLuT1Nu9xjpHmvcQzvvnfFo2XB_O2E177S8RtBPI_dY
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3 months ago
Quote from Mariel Gomez de la Torre
I think this is so important to teach our students. It should be part of elective courses. Do you agree or disagree?

Adulting' Class at Kentucky High School Teaches Life Skills ? Like How to Pay Taxes, Change a Tire

https://people.com/human-interest/high-schoolers-learn-real-life-skills-adulting-day/?fbclid=IwAR21OH8aFqR1-fFHaLuT1Nu9xjpHmvcQzvvnfFo2XB_O2E177S8RtBPI_dY

Personally, I think it is sad that it has come to this. In the "dark ages" when I was young, I learned these skills from my parents. I would help my father change the oil on our car, start dinner when my sister and I where the first to arrive home, as well as, many other things we were taught and expected to do. In junior high, there was home ec for girls and shop for boys that all were required to take. Now theses classes, if they exist, are electives instead of requirements.

I know family units have changed over the years, but I still feel it's sad that the teaching of these "adult skills" have begun to push into the schools, instead of being teaching moments and bonding time between parent and child.
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Quote from Mariel Gomez de la Torre
I think this is so important to teach our students. It should be part of elective courses. Do you agree or disagree?

Adulting' Class at Kentucky High School Teaches Life Skills ? Like How to Pay Taxes, Change a Tire

https://people.com/human-interest/high-schoolers-learn-real-life-skills-adulting-day/?fbclid=IwAR21OH8aFqR1-fFHaLuT1Nu9xjpHmvcQzvvnfFo2XB_O2E177S8RtBPI_dY

Personally, I think it is sad that it has come to this. In the "dark ages" when I was young, I learned these skills from my parents. I would help my father change the oil on our car, start dinner when my sister and I where the first to arrive home, as well as, many other things we were taught and expected to do. In junior high, there was home ec for girls and shop for boys that all were required to take. Now theses classes, if they exist, are electives instead of requirements.

I know family units have changed over the years, but I still feel it's sad that the teaching of these "adult skills" have begun to push into the schools, instead of being teaching moments and bonding time between parent and child.

Great point!
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