Life skills bowling greens are growing in popularity among high schoolers, but a new study from the National Association for the Education of Young Children suggests there are still a few hurdles to clear.
The association says that just 16 percent of high school seniors have used the game at least once, and a recent study found that only about 40 percent of them can successfully complete the skill challenges.
Life skills Bowling Green is growing in popular popularity among teens, but just 16% of high-school seniors have played the game.
“If you’re a kid who has never tried a life skill bowling game before, you might be in for a surprise,” said Maryanne Niebuhr, executive director of the National Alliance for the Arts Education.
There are a few things to keep in mind when trying to find your life skills instructor.
The first is that a life-skills coach or instructor isn’t necessarily the one you’d most like to spend time with.
And that could be especially true for someone who is a parent.
“A life skills coach or an instructor may be someone who’s not a parent or a family member, and you can’t see that as the kind of person you want to spend quality time with,” Niepbuhrs said.
The second factor is how much time you spend with your instructor.
For example, in a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, about 45 percent of college students were able to complete a life class, but only about 34 percent of students at the middle school level were able.
So, the number of hours you spend in a life classes class is a good indication of the quality of instruction.
The third factor is the type of life skills instruction.
Niebbuhrs points out that the type and amount of time you have to spend with a life instructor could also determine how much quality instruction you’ll receive.
A life skills curriculum may have fewer courses or just a few lessons, while a life activities curriculum may be a full-fledged program.
The last thing you want is to miss out on a life lesson because you missed a lesson with your life-skill instructor, Niebs said.
“You want to have an instructor who’s going to give you a full experience, and they’re going to be a lot more than just an instructor,” she said.
“The reason we know that is because we’ve seen how effective life skills are in teaching our kids about the arts, history, and culture, and we see that in the success of students in these courses,” she added.
“So, we see a lot of kids that are able to do things like learning about food and health, and learning about history.
And they’ve learned a lot about the past, and that is an important skill that we want to teach our kids.”