They’d better be adept in electronic communication, or they’ll be left behind.
Logical, subject-related homework, lots of it, and performance-based grading leaves them no time. For those who don’t care or who are addicted, Oh Boy.
Also, incentivize group parent meetings.
Primary - classic curriculum has many advantages 1- keeps kids interested- characters in classical lit and their behaviors and interactions are interesting, logical and instructive. 2 - kids know we care about them when we teach them relevant subjects. etc.
Many of the skills that were important in the past will not be or are not important now or in the future.
Writing in cursive? Archaic. Forget that I got graded on it in grade school.... It's not required today.
I've seen teens of today communicate. Looks like they communicate among themselves just fine. I may not understand it, but I'm also archaic.
New times, new ways. The rate of change will only increase.
Read, “The Dumbest Generation”, it’s an eye opener. With all the electronic communication our kids are getting dumber than dirt.
You can know how to operate social media and NOT be irresponsible and obsessed with it. There is a lot to learn in life and relationships with others requires human interaction. Self discipline is a lost art.
Video games and social media should not replace human interaction and reading.