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What do you think are the most useful things to learn at school? Does school prepare you well enough for the real world?

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TheNewGuy 22 July, 2021 - 14:01

A lot of people on the Internet say that schools don't teach any life skills, but, in my opinion, schools teach a lot of them. Group activities teach students teamwork while the promotion of class participation teaches how to ask for help. I think schools aren’t given enough credit for what they teach. However, I do agree that schools don’t teach other skills such as cooking, but I think it would be hard to implement them into the curriculum.

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JohnC103 5 July, 2021 - 03:28

Nowadays, skills are still very important. Why? Because we could live more easily with some simply skills.
In my opinion, schools should teaches skills so that could help students in their life, their exams.
But on the other hand, some people who works in the mine or as a normal builder, they said that we won't need skills in order to do that work.
To sum up, we need skills to do work because when you are building the wall fall down so that you must know how to put it up without use more bricks.

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Kostantinus 15 March, 2021 - 09:44

In my opinion, the most important in school is conventional subjects. Of course, students need some life skills as well as traditional knowledges, but there is no time for extra lessons. I believe, the parents are who should teach own children all life skills, although not all adults do that, because of different reasons. As for me, whilst I go to school every day as all students and do my homework, I learn some life skills at home and I am very grateful to my parents in taking part in it. And I would like to say that my life is teaching me many things by my life experience, but I am convinced, it is better you learn from other people's experience.

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Msharymnn 14 December, 2020 - 21:16

I think the most useful thing in school is maths because whatever you are going to college in it have to do with maths or in real life I think we use maths every single day without even knowing every thing is done with maths. Well school does prepare you for the real world because you see all kinds of people the good the evil the bad and the good and every other kind

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IGYOON 12 July, 2020 - 10:46

Well my school teaches different skills as in music , games and sports and others. But the real problem is they teach it to only those who learned it before. It hampers us to develop our skills. and I think the school needs to teach financing so that we can make our future easier.

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Elife 17 February, 2020 - 20:34

In my opinion, the most useful thing is to be able to meet other people to do a teamwork. And of course, learn traditional subjects such as math, language and science. But, I don't think that school prepare you well enough for the real world.

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arielthein 27 October, 2019 - 08:12

In my school, they dont teach life skills AT ALL. I just with they would, because while some people can learn from their surroundings and be independent, but some dont. My cousin Melody was a timid little kid, but after attending UWCSEA she really shone. She got straight As and was elected for the student council. The school introduced her to swimming and her asthma disappeared. She is so much more confident, alert, smart, and a happy-go-lucky person now thanks to the school which taught life skills. Students from UWCSEA learn cookery, how to take care of old people and students are told that the school produces leaders that will truly change the world, and I believe that without compassion, kindness, and experience since childhood, no matter how smart you are, you will be always falling off from the same cliff, and if you cant save yourself how can you save others? This is why is think it is important for schools to teach life skills.
Thank you so much for reading --- Ariel

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Thu 30 August, 2019 - 06:22

Of course, my school is not preparing for me as well as I wish. I want them to teach me some life skills like making cakes, gardening, doing jobs... And that's gonna be great. : >

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Roberta 30 July, 2019 - 11:00

I think, schools should have such subject as ppreparing for adult's life. It's really important to prepare students for their future life, they must know how manage your time, your budget, how to pay a bill, how to make a card and so on/ Sometimes knowledge of these things helps in real life much more than Maths or Chemistry

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Mihael 19 May, 2019 - 02:28

In my opinion the most useful things at school is I meet other people, socializing, and try to did a teamwork while the other things almost useful and boring.

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Youjiro 29 January, 2019 - 11:34

Nowadays, my high school teaching life skills as well as traditional subject such as math history and science. High school teacher say 'preparing adult life is important for every one ' .They gives us opportunity to develop talent.

I think.preparing adult life is important especially work experience .people prepare only university exam.They don't interested in social skills .They say 'preparing adult life is wast of time because I'm not interested in future '.

On the other hand ,some people say ' I learn social skill from part time job' . Some people don't interested in University .They want to work after high school .in addition High school education is occasionally poor experience .

To sum up ,developing life skill is essential for us . I want to know what business is valuable for me .

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ariina 8 June, 2017 - 15:46

I am agree with Aiana 178 learning English with this site is so wonderful and useful specially learning with playing and discuss around a subject.
unfortunately schools are not really useful or at least in my country happen it, you should find and experienced something with yourself...
for example our school never told us how we can act in difficult situation or never learned us cooking,our teachers never told us how we can increase our confidence or face with problems or many thing else...when you left the school and going to university and Be away from family , Little by little you understand how to behave with society...

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kol82 6 December, 2016 - 09:49

I dont think that schools are preparing for you for the real world...it definitely teach us about friendship, sharing,respecting but it will not teach you diplomacies, shrewdness etc. which is very much prevailing in our society.Neither Schools teach us how to fight with stress in your life.

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VietAnhh 30 July, 2016 - 17:13

it's convinient for me and i like it
i wish my school will have it for lessons
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Aiana178 20 June, 2016 - 19:05

This is very helpful.
Everything is explained very simply and clearly at the same time.

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Jonathan - Coor... 21 June, 2016 - 07:27

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