Adults can handle the promise of “I know this is boring, but trust me it will be helpful in the future.”
Young people don’t respond to that promise because it’s been made to them for a decade and it still hasn’t come true.
True learning has to start with a spark. It has to start by asking “what do you care about?” and building an experience around that. If you can’t start there, you’re already lost.
But, if you step down that road and leave your preconceptions behind, you’ll end up in an amazing place.