8. Our students are performing poorly on the core subjects like English and Maths. Shouldn’t we just focus on these core subjects like we did in my day?
The basics are important, but there is plenty of evidence that students need far more skills to be successful today. In particular ‘soft’ skills like thinking skills and problem solving are becoming more important – a lot more important. The good news is that by motivating students to study what they are interested in they can do both at the same time.