It is hard for teachers to teach students that they do not understand. It is even harder for students to connect with their academics in an environment that does not support them.
For us to be able to pull the best out of our students, we have to inspire a genuine interest in their academic success. This is done best by presenting the material in a manner that is relatable to the student. We must account for culture, and work with their talents and interests in order to better facilitate retained learning. We must allow students to be themselves, and encourage them to find ways to uniquely contribute to the greater society. We must teach students to be resilient, that in our quest to become better in anything, we will make mistakes. Learning from those mistakes will lead to greater success. Students must have grit and persevere.
Our primary and secondary education systems should implement curriculum that is meant to cultivate the growth of the whole person. Youth become the adults that run our society. Teaching them to appreciate their uniqueness , and taking away the fear of failure, will lead to not only a better academic experience but a better society.
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My name is Kylila (Ka-lee-la) which means beloved. I am one who loves, or at least tries to. I have had many titles, Poet, Photographer, Videographer, Writer, Cadet, Private, Athlete, Leader, Director, etc. I have learned that the greatest successes are born from the most tremendous trials. Everyone has beauty in their life story.