October 8, 2010

Is Health now a 21st Century Skill?

This post was last updated on April 14th, 2011 at 03:24 pm

I do my fair share of advocating and promoting things like Arts Education, P.E. and Health. In case you haven't noticed, there's been a continued effort to focus on Math and Reading often at the expense of a well rounded education. While I know no one explicitly says or thinks that, it's hard not to feel that way as dwindling funds and resources have to be prioritized and those are the areas often left out.

After watching this video, I must say I question what we emphasize in our schools. 

I have to guess that if we empowered our students to be healthy, active citizens, the benefits to learning would be huge. I actually don't we have to guess, it's pretty much been proven over and over. I fear it's literally going to take kids dying from heart disease and obesity to make us change. That's a little sad.