What worked in the past does not necessarily work today. Even if the content or the principles have not changed, the methodologies must be continually evaluated and adjusted. Kids today have many of the same questions about life and the world that they have always had; but there are new questions that need to be addressed that we never asked our teachers. To be effective in education we need to have our ears and eyes attuned to the cultures in which we live.
There he is, Captain Kidd, had he been a concierge for Caribbean Cruises instead of a treasure seeking pirate. A kinder, gentler figure he is. Still the skull and crossbones topping his hat, but adept at customer service and always ready with clean towels and room service.