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Per Tom's comment -- There are education models that do this from the very beginning, like Montessori schools. There are models out there that are very effective, but our country is still struggling with enriching our traditional model. In case it's of interest, Dr. Steve Hughes is a pediatric neuroscientist who specializes in learning issues and has fascinating content on his site: http://www.goodatdoingthings.com
The comment from middle school and high school students, "How does this relate to my life?" could be hugely minimized if teachers could teach in more broad ways, such as what Michael Geisen tries to do with his middle schoolers.
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