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Curriculum Needs To Include Lessons On Failure And Integrity

Within the main focus of U.S. Education to grade students on memorized information, failure is avoided, discouraged and punished. This approach is the opposite of the end-result lesson students need to take away from their education. This is because only by constantly engaging with failure as an adolescent can that person as an adult get comfortable enough to take the needed risks to succeed in a world filled immense risk and volatility. This has been understood and proven through history in one other domain, and that’s sports. Michael Jordan explained it best when he said: “I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Another lesson not taught at all is one of integrity. Integrity used to be at the heart of all commerce for millennia. Through history, to lose your reputation for integrity was to lose the trust of others to engage in commerce with you. The last hundred years has been an exception to this rule, as the industrial revolution covered up this requirement. But now with everyone’s reputation being online, integrity is more important than ever. Warren Buffet explained it best when he said: “In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities, integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first the other two will kill you.”

Yet educators cannot experiment with an entire U.S. Education system to try to incorporate these two fundamental lessons into the curriculum. That’s why the use of LED accelerator to work through these elements is needed before implementing a working curriculum model through the rest of U.S. Education. LED accelerator will work out this curriculum model because the purpose of LED accelerator is to develop students to become the future leaders in society, which requires them to be forged through adversity and taught integrity.


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