I know this subject sounds a little different than what your accustomed to. The point is to concentrate on the fact that having no real life applications integrated within your lesson plan leaves a lot behind. You may think that this is common sense or something that every tutor, teacher or mentor does for their students. This is not the case. I have seen time and time again quality rogue memorization. Most fail when attempting to apply their knowledge to the real word. This is not the fault of the teacher, tutor, or student. It takes a team effort to ensure that this type of skill can be developed.
I will add more to this blog. Before I go into more detail, take a moment to think about how you have done this for your students. Please share if you would like.