An Indiana University study released last week (sorry for the late notice) suggests that 2 of every 3 high school students are bored in at least one class every day, and 17 percent say they suffer daily boredom in every class.
The top two reasons they cite for their boredom are they do not find the material they are studying interesting or they feel it isn’t relevant to their lives.
What’s going on here? Are these kids a bunch of lazy, disengaged whiners? Or do schools need to to a better job making learning interesting and relevant?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.