The age of compliance is over.
The time has come to teach students the importance of emotional development and social skills. Schools are about connections, support and learning from each other. Children at an early age founds no shame in asking for help if they're struggling with something. During childhood they learn to evaluate the opinions of their peers and in doing so they start to fear the idea that they do not belong in their group. Hiding those struggles within themselves often paralyzes their intellectual growth by fearing to challenge their boundaries and by trying to stay inside their comfort zone. Creating a positive environment and encouraging student's cooperation will trigger a sharing experience that will allow students to once again feel free to explore new cognitive processes. The role of a teacher is essential in guiding the development of the generations to come. The technology of our time gives us a fast access to resources and courses of all kinds and that is how education should happen. We need to remind ourselves that the school system needs to work on coaching, not memorizing, stimulating different approaches to problem solving and rewarding combined effort instead of individual achievements.
In the last couple of posts I've talked about how technology is helping us enhance education. I believe we're heading toward a time where students will actively engage in the formation of their own curriculum. Personalizing a program with the consent of those that's actually going to engage with it will make it more focused and precise. The teacher's knowledge will define the proper direction each individual needs to follow to fully comprehend a certain topic and it is the experience that the students will get out of it that will be their most valued accomplishment. This attitude will teach students to care for those things they choose to learn and emphasize the responsibility involved. Encouraging students to pursue individualism by teaching them to understand their tendencies will support their unique approaches to new learning experiences and give them purpose and guidance towards their next steps.
As a final statement for this post I would like to say that we need to reconsider the notion of ''searching'' for a path to follow and instead create our unique path from scratch.
What is your unique contribution to your society?
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