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Feb 1, 2016

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." --Sydney J. Harris

Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose

"One thing nearly all teens agree on is that most of what high school teaches them is irrelevant to their lives outside of school or their future careers. One study found that the most common feelings among high school students are fatigue and boredom. Another study concluded that 65 percent of the jobs that today's high school graduates will have in their lifetime do not even exist yet. But we are still teaching them in the same way that we trained industrial workers a century ago." How do we reconnect students with their passion and purpose? This article offers seven useful starting points.

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Know any young people who seem checked out of their own learning journey? Reach out to help spark their engagement. If inspired try applying some of the approaches in the article to your own life as well!



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