Today and historically, 30% of kids won’t graduate HS. The majority of the rest will not be college ready, career ready, or life ready. And virtually all will be bored and disengaged by the time they are in HS. Are these the results we want from our education system?
We are locked in 20th Century Industrial education, which is outmoded in a rapidly changing interconnected tech-driven world.
97% of kids spend an average of 10 hours a week playing video games. It’s hard work, but they keep coming back. They often fail, but they persist until they learn the strategies, concepts, and skills to achieve their goals. Then they set new ones and come back for more. They get immediate and long term feedback. They often collaborate and compete. They plan and revise their plans. And the games track what they do, where they fail, where they succeed, and what they learn.
Isn’t that the way we want education to work?