Quality education is not achieved by an institution’s level of funding, the technology available, nor location. It is achieved by three defining factors in the school system.
Success in quality education
A recent publication discussed the misconception in defining student success. Success definition in school systems is limited and measured by some set of data points.
According to the author, measuring the success of students must include personal milestones as well as academic outcomes.
For instance, two students with the same academic goals would have set different milestones defining their success. For one, success could mean good grades, and for the other success means the sound application of knowledge.
The point is when assessing the success of students, personal goals and road-maps of students should be recognized.
High schools and colleges that adopt this mode of definition encourage students to achieve balanced success in life
Most jobs available today are the creative ventures of students in the past. Like 20 years ago, managing a YouTube Channel wasn’t an excellent job; neither was it considered a profitable occupation.
A youngster, Matt, who is 26 years, makes a living managing social media accounts that he has built a business for himself.
It all starts from pre-school up to college; mentoring students’ creativity is the way to go.
Teachers will build better students when the dreams and visions of children are developed, notwithstanding the career path. Who knows, ten innovative jobs can be created from that child’s’ crazy imagination.
This is to say, no child’s’ dream or vision is minor and irrelevant.
Much attention goes to university studies; getting good grades and saving up credits for college. How about skilled technical jobs? – they are high-paying jobs as well. Technical jobs like welder and electrician will encounter a workforce shortage of about 300,000 in the nearest future – prediction by business analysts.
Teachers and education leaders should commit to providing students with a well-balanced education, rather than focusing on college degrees. All students should go to college, yes, but they should have the chance to develop their talents, skills, and interests.
This is how to diversify the economy and create jobs for the future. Adult teachers should guide students to reach their full potential, said Dr. Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori, an Italian physician, and educator.
Jessica Hayes, the director of The Montessori School of Fort Smith, said;
For the students who dream of welding, being an electrician or building a robot, it is our responsibility to provide them with the labs and the, literally, tools to learn how to succeed. Students who choose a college should have every opportunity to prepare for it and collect some credits during their high school years.
Optimism in quality education
The importance of optimism in the education system can’t be over-stressed. Believing the best eventually leads to attaining the best.
Teachers should be optimistic that students will progress in their academics; students should also believe and trust in their intuition. You will never know what great achievements await you by being optimistic.
Quality education results from creativity, attaining a balanced student success and remaining optimistic.