What does education mean to you?
For many children and youngsters school starts again this week. The funny days of our heated summer are over.
Our stores are packed with mums and kids seeking the last accessories for the big first day.
This being said I start to wonder about education. Its real meaning. What it should be.
Long ago, means were scarce and only the bests were allowed to pursue their studies.
Today classes are overcrowded with pupils who do not really fit in the system. It is not their gift and will never be.
How can we bring the best out of our children and youth. Many are discouraged. Pupils and teachers. How can we make the system work for all without putting all in the same mold.
With modern technology diversification is possible. And teaching should be individual adapted to each child. Would be more gain and motivating as well.
There was this experiment where a class decided to give all kids the average of the points. Meaning the best ones got less and the lesser ones got more.
Over the months the average dropped to alarming levels.
Nobody was motivated to study anymore.... and the experiment was never pursued.
Moral of the story:
You can not study for another, nor give him or her your points. It forges the picture and ruins all. Go for your excellence and gifts!
This tale is from my sister.
The animals of the forest gathered and decided to put in place an education system so all animals could run, fly and swim.
First day started with swimming pool in which the fish excelled, the mammals did not so bad and most of the birds were half drown.
Second day started with flying lesson in which the fish had no air, the mammals broke their legs and the birds, half drawn from their swimming lesson, were not so good anymore.
Third day the race. The mammals with broken legs did not meet to the finish. The fish near died and the poor birds were flattened off.
End of story?
Next day the comity of the forest decided to stop this non sense. Birds fly fain. Fish swim and mammals... they run. More than ever.
What is your understanding of education today? It is the future of so many...
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