I teach 10th grade English and my students were making the usual complaint about them feeling like they're not learning anything useful in school. So I created a lesson the next day teaching them about soft vs hard skills and what employers in 2019 look for. In the discussion with students I mentioned that regardless of what you choose to do after high school, you will always need to continue educating yourself within your field of expertise to be successful to strengthen those skills. No one can just stop learning after high school, it takes continuous effort to grow those skills we discussed. One student then responds with "I legit just totally disagree with everything you just said. I plan on being a sports photographer and all I have to do to be successful is create a portfolio. Once I graduate I'm just going to live out of my van, travel, and take pictures...and no more education needed. You don't know what you're talking about. " 🤨 Deep sigh.
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