In the Prussian model of education – what we see today in the United States, more or less, and virtually every country’s system of education on the face of planet Earth – students, from the time they first enter school until they leave its doors, are grouped together by age, rather than by skill.
While this strategy largely works for keeping everyone stimulated, there will invariably be some students that are incredibly ahead of the pack, able to complete work without having to be taught the mechanisms behind solving such problems, with others so far behind that it doesn’t seem like they can catch up.
This is the most important example of why self-paced education is a necessity for people reaching their full potential, as a relatively large group of people – those of any age, adults or toddlers – are highly unlikely to reach their full potential all at the same time.
As such, many educational institutions have turned to using models of education that allow students to learn on their own times. However, too many of these programs have shortfalls – much like everything else on planet Earth – though they can be remedied by following a few rules, found in a study published by District Administration.
Kids that aren’t motivated can be paired with teachers in one-on-one settings that serve both them and their schools as mentors, and also give them right-then, right-there instruction immediately following them running into any potential problems they don’t understand.