What do our students need to learn?

They need to learn how to learn, how to think, in short, how to succeed.  This will prepare them for their future.

However, not all of our goals are so simple.  We cannot meet these goals if we do not meet the immediate ones of the school, state, and country.  Students still need to do well standardized tests, get into college, and get good grades.  How can we do these things?

It is not easy, but most things that are worth a damn are not.  We have to design our classes and curriculum to meet all of these goals–we should teach how to succeed in a way that they do well on their tests, go to a good college, and get good grades.  This is hardly easy, and it takes lots of thinking, trial-and-error, adjustment, hard-work, and dedication.  It also takes caring teachers.