I am thinking about learning….
Learning is a process…. I am wondering how some of the conditions prevailing in our schools today shortchange the learning process for our students. I am thinking about teachers’ planning periods, many of these planning periods are not adequate. Sometimes, the times allotted on paper seem satisfactory, but what the public does not know is that during the planning time teachers have to attend meetings and do tons of clerical work that have nothing to with planning instruction. Do not believe me, ask any teacher who is not afraid to tell the truth (many of them are)!
Learning is a process…. and I am wondering how schools interrupt this process. Learning is sacred….but politicians know nothing about it. Schools should be places to learn, not places where curriculum changes not to satisfy/meet students’ needs but to satisfy the ego of politicians that want things their way!
Hindering learning is a sin! The Bible teaches that “my people perish because of lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6) and we will give account to Him when we deliberately deprive people from learning. How do you do that, you ask? I am so glad you asked. This is how you are hindering learning in public schools across the country:
- Lack of funding or inadequate funding
- Living in the past and unwilling to accept the challenges of the present day
- Inhibiting teachers from doing what they need to do for students because tests scores are more important than learning
- Preventing teachers from learning (not allowing them to attend conferences)
- Silencing teachers’ voices!
I will tell you more soon. This should be enough for you to start thinking about how you politician, policy maker, school administrator hinder learning in this country.