What are we doing to our children? 15 questions to parents and teachers.
- Is the conventional school system pushing potentially extra-ordinary children into mediocre thinking and average performances?
- Why the schools killing the creativity of our children in a systematic way?
- Each child is unique and we can’t give all of them the same – we are following a factory model.
- Why do we want them to study all subjects in high school ranging from English to chemistry?
- Why can’t we find the element in the child to enhance their potential and help them achieve their fullest?
- Why we take them through the daily struggle of schooling and make them indifferent to the world?
- Why do we trust a random teacher for giving the best life inputs for our child during her formative years?
- Why do we fill fear, greed and insecurities in a child – with our age old ‘economic slavery model’ through our schools?
- Why we overrate passion and underestimate talent?
- Why are our children abused and being constantly challenged to do things they don’t enjoy?
- How each child can become complete beings through a well rounded approach which no school is equipped to offer?
- Why only 1% of the parents, can afford to give their children what they really want, with their understanding of the world, and the free thinking they practice?
- Why education is horribly expensive when the information, knowledge and insights we want is all freely available?
- Why teaching is not a career sought after by awesomely talented people?
- Why we train our kids to hurriedly do things when it comes to school life?
Is it time to unschool our children?
Our existing school system is a factory model of learning, based on one size fits all idea! It’s designed for present and not for future. It’s time for parents to think of allowing children for open learning, liberating them from the restrictions of a school based system! It fast tracks learning through curiosity, an innate thing in every child, and equips them to learn skills for future – like mathematical thinking, Python, or even creative problem solving – as most of the jobs we see now will be replaced by automation and artificial intelligence!
Unschooling is an educational method and philosophy that advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning.
Since we can’t know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever must be learned.
To give you a perspective, this video can help.