Educator, Author, Leader of the Contemporary Curriculum
Too often, what's "taught" in traditional classrooms is boring, irrelevant and
useless. Missing Pieces
are the lessons that should be taught in schools—
what it takes to be happy, successful and fulfilled.
For over three decades, educator and coach Jaime Richards (Coca-Cola Scholars Educator of Distinction & Yale Educator Award recipient) has been respected and treasured by his elementary, junior high, high school and adult students. His popular "What It Takes" column appeared in Bay Area newspapers for a dozen years. The black belt, triathlete, former television host, founder of the Kefi Organization, and father to two proud daughters lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his first grade teacher wife.
52 Vital Lessons Our Kids
Should Be Learning at School
Richards's newest book—
Master vital lessons by studying,
applying and teaching this book..
Students need to know what it takes to be happy, successful and fulfilled in the out-of-school world, but a lot of what`s "taught" in traditional classrooms is boring, irrelevant and useless. Schools have a one-time chance to teach critically important lessons that can turn their students on to education - and life. But when teachers focus on obscure material of questionable value, that opportunity is lost. Why waste time teaching mediocre, archaic lessons?"
Jaime Richards teaches what should be included in a contemporary curriculum.