Do you believe our children’s lives are being constantly destroyed by an out of date education system that teaches them to behave like robots?
Instead, what they should be teaching is for them to be more creative, to think more critically, and to help them develop their ‘soon to disappear’ social skills.
So why are our children shoved in to rows of seats and made to sit still while they are overloaded with often unnecessary facts?
Most of which they will will probably never find a use for in their lives.
Children learn best when they’re in a happy mood and made to feel curious about a subject.
Curiosity always interest people. Children are no different.
Make them curious to learn, not force feed them fact after fact. Its like our children are being treated as if they were in the army.
Strangely enough, the government has claimed that it wants to reduce the number of children being excluded from school.
Well if they stopped alienating those children whose minds do not work in a particular way, they may see that reduction.
What’s the cause of this alienation?
Badly designed and very narrow tests and curriculums. This is the one size fits all mentality.
In his book, Learning [Re] imagined, author Graham Brown-Martin explains that our schools were designed to reproduce a workforce required the 19th century factories.
Why? To create workers who would sit silently all day, behaving identically, and producing identical products. And if they failed to achieve a specific standard, they were punished.
Ring any bells?
The factory owners discouraged any form of collaboration or critical thinking.
So technically, our children are being taught skills that are of very little use in the 21st century.
You may have noticed that there are many problem with discipline in schools nowadays. This is because children spend most of their day sat behind a desk like battery chickens.
Children absolutely hate this.
Their fats moving generation is not comfortable being confined in one place for a specific length of time.
These children nowadays have so much energy, that excitement is what they are looking for.
Not boredom from being force feed facts, then tested from a young age of 6/7 for their year 2 SATS tests. The fact that these little kids are being subject to this kind of pressure is just unbelievable.
No wonder our children find it hard to concentrate from a very young age. There’s nothing wrong with them. They’re stressed out from being constantly force feed fact after fact after fact.
Is it any wonder that mental health is on the increase in young children?
Its not the teachers fault in many cases. They want to teach character, creativity and inspiration to the children, but the curriculums are so vast, that they spend most of their time teaching it to complete all the required modules.
Is it any wonder then that teachers are now leaving the profession in huge numbers.
Failures of the system are often blamed on teachers, when its the system itselfthat’s causing the problems in the first place.
We should have an education system that equips our children for the 21st century, not those of the 19th century.
In the right environment, children genuinely do love learning.
But with the current system, their instinct is suppressed by sitting them down and force feeding them with excessive facts. Then just to be sure they remember it (understanding has nothing to do with it anymore) the system tests the life out of them.
Agreed, there probably isn’t likely to be a single system that works for all children.
However, since the introductions of OFSTED inspections, education has been going down hill as anxiety in children, parents, and teachers continues to rise.
It seems like in the future, the number of individuals suffering from mental health problems will increase, leading to more strain on the NHS.
And the cause of the problem? Its not the children, parents or teachers. Its the education system.
It needs to and must change, because currently, its destroying our children’s lives by taking away their happiness.
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