There is No Syllabus for Life

There is No Syllabus for Life

I liked this post very much and so I thought I would reblog this (taking into account my last post was on education). It’s written by Sam Vail and you might as well like it…

Sam Vail

This is the huge problem I have with our school system and college nowadays. Kids are told exactly how to succeed from the day they go to kindergarden to when they graduate college. I had a 3.9 GPA in college and I was in the honors program, not because I was the smartest but because I realized that on the first day of class the teacher would give us this thing called a syllabus that basically gave me the roadmap to an A. It wasn’t about actually learning, it was about getting an A. So thats what I would do, I would do exactly what was on the Syllabus and I would get an A. “Wow Sam you are doing such a great job in school!” The problem is we show kids exactly how to succeed from kindergarten on, which tells them that its not ok to fail because we…

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