I’ve been wrestling a great deal with how we “EDUCATE” and “INSPIRE”… particularly the younger generations.
Every night my boys come home they share the horror stories of what is going on in their school and classrooms. I’ve worked with youth and their families long enough to know that we are broken – and because we are broken – that brokenness shines through and manifests itself in many ways.
I’m not wrestling with those manifestations…I’m struggling with the fact that we are trying to force children to learn through regurgitation of facts and memorization. It’s an assembly line of learning that says one size fits all….and it’s killing our kids!
I don’t know what the answer is – all I do know is that we as parents and educators – we need to figure this out sooner than later. We are sending our children into war zones, places of supposed higher education where kids are medicated to stay focused and where kids are bullied because they are being bullied and ultimately kids are bored because of the apparent lack of adventure.
I recently came across this TED video where Cameron Herold shares his experience as a kid who never fit in to the mould…. I don’t necessarily agree with some of his tactics and ethics but his story does a good job painting a different picture….