Today, anyone with an internet connection has easy access to an astounding amount of information. While this can be groundbreaking for educational purposes, it also offers hours and hours of potentially distracting entertainment options.
So does this climate actually encourage student to learn, or does it push them toward the pursuit of mindless amusement? Well, the practical answer to this question often depends on the mindset parents have as they raise their kids.
How a More Disciplined Mindset Can Encourage Students to Learn
You may have noticed differences in the way young males learn and the way young females learn. Often, it seems the school classroom is a better fit for the female students than for the male students. However, is it really a good idea to use this as an excuse for poor school performance from our male students? I mean, in general, the public schools in America have always utilized a classroom setting.
So if this setting has to potential to hinder the education of young boys, why were they able to perform much better in the classroom in the past? I would like to suggest that a lack of discipline is one factor that contributes to this. These days, there seems to be little discipline involved in relationships between parents and their children and between teachers and their students. It seems many parents have the mindset that the teenage years are a time of unlimited amusement instead of a time of formation in anticipation for the transition into adulthood. As parents, let’s think about ways we can reasonably limit entertainment time and encourage more productive pursuits like learning.
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