What’s the most important subject in school? – SCN Encourager

What do you think it should it be?

Don’t worry.

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 7.24.13 PMI didn’t try to answer this question.

So you’ll be treated to something more than the sophomoric contribution of “lunch or recess.”

Here are seven assorted “thoughtful souls” who offered their own personal perspectives for a recent series in The Economist Intelligent Life.

Although Cindy couldn’t, I hope you can look past the oxy-moron-ishness of my deep dive into an online magazine containing the words “intelligent life.”

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 7.52.37 PMTrust me, I won’t do this all that often.

I think I bonked my head in the process.

But the seven answers – and the reflections supporting them – were quite touching, each their own way.

No surprise here.

You can usually count on this to happen whenever people are given the opportunity to recall their own experiences in school.

If you take the time to click through the brief and well-written rationales, you won’t be disappointed.

You’ll see that all seven intelligent lifers cast new light on their choice of subject in ways that’ll make you proud you’re a part of our profession.

Nothing wrong with that!

And what exactly did these folks choose?

•  Music

•  Emotional Intelligence

•  Cultural Literacy

•  History (but presented backwards)

•  Basic Geography

•  Physics

•  Open Air Dawdling

It’s an interesting list, don’tcha think?

I kinda like that last one.


After all of these years, along comes a subject I can ACE!




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