In this chapter I like that the author is starting to focus on motivating students for the workplace. This has been a big focus of mine. Most subjects can be taught in a way that is meaningless to students or relevant to their lives and also prepare them for the workplace. Students can be taught what their learning will help them do in the workplace. For example, P.E. teachers can talk about how P.E. can prepare students that want to be physical trainers or work in the sports industry. English teachers can talk about how good writing can prepare them to be journalists. Math and science teachers can focus on all the occupations that require knowledge of those subjects. There are many more examples of how various teachers can make the content engaging so that they can motivate students and prepare them for the workplace.
In this chapter I was interested in some of the school they talked about that work. Francis Park seems like a very interesting school to work at. I like the idea of students being workers and teachers being more like coaches. One reason I like the idea of students being workers is the time involved with work. I like the idea that students come to work and not have to take their work home with them. This also means that they don't always have to take their work home with them. In real life most people don't go home to continue their work so I don't believe students should have a lot of homework to. They should go home and not continue to be students but go home and be kids and do kid things. I like that the school focused on diversity and equity especially at a time where our school are the most diverse in history. Students should learn about the various communities that exist in the classroom including students of diverse ethnic groups, religious groups, and sexual orientation.