Why Kids Need Life Skills (including how to cook!)

Andrea Moore on episode 583

Students need life skills. Some schools are adding in courses to help students cook, care for their families, manage their money and more life skills. Others have always had these courses. Today we interview a teacher, Andrea Moore, who started her career as a literature teacher but teaches many practical things to her students every day.

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Challenge

Does your school teach life skills? Do your students know how to cook? Have conversations with your students and among your staff if your school is equipping students for real life.

Andrea Moore – Bio As submitted

Andrea MooreAndrea Moore is in her 16th year of teaching at Twin Cedars Jr./Sr. High School near Bussey, IA, where she is currently teaching Family and Consumer Sciences and Health to 7-12 graders. She lives with her husband of 27 years and has two grown children.
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One thought on “Why Kids Need Life Skills (including how to cook!)

  1. I just finished listening to the podcast on why kids need to know life skills, and I found it very beneficial! Not only is it important for children to know basic math skills, different concepts about the earth, etc., but it is extremely important for them to know skills that will help them survive in the real world. I am going to school right now to become and elementary education teacher, and I am already planning out the different life skills that I am going to teach my students when I become a teacher because of this podcast!