Hands-on Learning Boosts Success in the Classroom and Beyond

Huffington Post

As we watch our children go back to school this time of year, we have great hopes — but also some fear — for their future. Unemployment in the United States is at 8.1 percent and the economy continues to struggle. We worry about whether our children will be able to find a job, much less a career that challenges and excites them. We worry about whether they will have the skills they need to compete in an increasingly technical global economy.

In order for our children to succeed in these challenging times — and for society to benefit from their potential — it is vital that students learn how to connect what occurs in the classroom with their lives and the world outside of the classroom.


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