Since I was a child and up to my adulthood, a question always popped my head: “Why the educational system in which we are raise up, suck so much?” It sucks from the moment you get inside and keep sucking even when you are at the university.
Doesn’t matter where you go, the system is the same. A system that invited students to quit learning and just focus them on following a “script”. A system which destroys all the motivation that students could have in learning to just made them focus on getting “good grades” or being punish otherwise. A system that doesn’t reflex the natural way of learning. This made me always to fix the educational system.
For me being an educator is to have fun finding new ways to transmit the knowledge to the next generation in hopes that they can go further us. I had help many friends and strangers and always made me happy that they could get to my level faster and keep going. For years, I always wanted to educate the next generation in a different way.
Many told me to become a a teacher or even a professor; however, I cannot do that because I cannot work on a system that is outdated and doesn’t wish to change. A system that will destroy my motivation restrict me and crush me. A system that is all about politics and not education. I had witnessed what happens to those who wish to become instructors and get trained. They become one more of the bunch. Of course, there are exceptions but they are few.
I have lost of being an educator until a few days ago. I was watching some videos related with education at TED talks (http://www.ted.com/playlists/24/re_imagining_school.html). A series of 12 videos that pointed out some ideas of how to improve education. These talks confirmed my believes that to change education, the only way to do it is from outside. These talks motivated me again to follow a path that I quit long time ago.The path to find new and exiting ways to educate.
A new kind of revolution is needed now. One that focus on new ways of educating. A flexible and stronger system using what we know today about the human mind and use it in favor of educating the next generation. It is time to say “enough is enough” and stop these fiasco we called educational system and replace it with something new. I am glad that I am not the only one out there wishing for this to happen. I though that I was alone but I am not.
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