Is Education to Blame for Our Unhappiness
Christopher Spadafora
17911

Sometimes, yes. I studied hard from the age of 6 to , well now; I love learning, except for 2 things – maths. My maths teacher humiliated me every day for 2 years. I failed my maths exam aged 16 and had to re-sit aged 22 so I could become a teacher. My brother, then a newly qualified maths teacher , taught me. And I remember asking him why I understood what he was telling me now and not in my teen years. His reply- our teacher was useless . The second thing was sports – being embarrassed by everyone except one teacher who taught me to swim. The way I was spoken to was dreadful – aged 12, 5ft 8 – heavier than my peers. But I overcome that insecurity and unhappiness.

There are so many reasons why school days conjure up such unhappy memories – in the main I loved it so much I became a teacher but one with a difference, no humiliation or insults in my classroom, hard work, boundaries and fun.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.