The other day, I was listening to two colleagues discussing check writing. One said to the other, “My son had to write a check. He didn’t know how so he had to call me.” The other educator shared that she thought all students should learn how to write a check. She seemed annoyed that students were not learning the basics anymore.
My daughter is almost twelve. There is a good chance that she will never have to write a check in her life. If she ever does and doesn’t know how, I am fully confident that she would know how to search, “How to write a check” on the internet.
We can spend our time teaching our students information or we can teach them how to find the information they need. Teaching them how to find the information they need is like handing them a blank check.