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A Heights student asked his teacher a common question in geometry class, “when am I ever going to use this?” Expecting a clever, snarky response to an inquiry of the same nature, the student was caught off-guard by the teacher’s honest reply (and I paraphrase):
“Chances are you’re not going to use this exact principle at any point in life. But the skill gained from overcoming the struggle to master this material has universal value.”
His response to this age-old question exposes the essence of pursuing the Art of Study.
Today on HeightsCast, Joe Cardenas, Head of Mentoring at The Heights, proposes 5 purposes of study. Our boys should always have a “why” in mind before they roll up their sleeves and dive into their study. But are grades enough? Not really–at least they shouldn’t be. Joe argues that there is a deeper purpose to our deep study.
More often than not, a first impression isn't made in person, but by email. Here's some advice on electronic correspondence for high school students.