Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Modern day schooling. Not only do they make fishes climb trees… but climb down? then do a ten mile run? tell me. Are you proud of the things you’ve done turning millions of people to robots. Do you find that fun? Do you realize how much kids can relate to that fish. Swimming up streams in class, never finding their gifts, thinking that they are STUPID, believing they are USELESS.
School is KILLing CREATIVITY and INDIVIDUALITY. It is an ancient institution that has outlived it’s usage.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
School saying that they’re preparing children for the future but the fact that the world does NOT STOP CHANGING. Do you prepare the children for the FUTURE or the PAST? I did a background check and you were to prepare people to work in factories. That’s why you put them in row nice and neat, give them a short break to eat and for 11 hours of the days you tell them what to think. OH and make them compete for a grade. which DETERMINES their ABILITY on the particular subject that you have taught them.
Yes. I get it back then where times were different. I myself ain’t no philosopher but today we don’t need to make robot zombies. The world has progressed and now we need people who think CREATIVELY, INNOVATIVELY, CRITICALLY, INDEPENDENTLY with the ability to connect.
You see no doctor will tell you that two brains are the same and every parent with two or more children will confirm that. So tell me why you treat people like cardboard boxes or tables. with these on size fits all crap. If a doctor prescribe the same medicine to all of his patient. She/He’s a bad doctor! but when a teacher teach the same thing to different students with different gifts, dreams and etc.. She/He’s a great teacher. And let’s not mention on how you treat your employees. It’s a shame. Teacher has the most important job on the planet but they’re UNDERPAID? No wonder a lot of students are SHORT-CHANGED
Let’s be honest teachers should be paid as much as doctors. A doctor could do heart surgery and save the life of the person but a teacher could reach that heart and allow that kid to live. The teachers ain’t the problem they’re working on a system that doesn’t have many options. Curriculums are made by policy makers whom have never teach a day in their life and obsessed in bubbling in a multiple choice test to determine success which in fact these tests are too crude to be used and that should be abandoned but don’t take MY WORD for it. Take Frederick J.Kelly’s , the man who invented standardized testing who said and I quote “these tests are too crude to be used and should be abandoned”.
If we continue down this road the result may be lethal. I don’t have much faith in school but I do have faith in people. If we can customize things the way they are now then we can do the same with education to upgrade it, change it and do a way with school spirit so let us change every heart of every student. Sure math is important but no less than art or dance. Let’s give all gifts an equal chance. though students are only 20% they are 100% of our future. So let’s attend to their dreams. This is a world which I believe a world where fish are no longer forced to climb trees.