Life Skills, Revamped for the TikTok Generation

For nearly two decades, Life Skills has been a staple of my past high school’s curriculum until the school board recently voted against keeping the course as a mandatory graduation requirement. The course, though only 0.5 units, was the bane of many students’ existence for a semester. Though the course seemed to have a noble purpose, to prepare high school seniors for the challenges of the “real world,” it often fell short of its mission for three main reasons: outdated material, a lack of interactivity, and a lack of diverse perspectives. How can Life Skills adapt to the…