Monday, 5 August 2013

Teaching your heart out

Teaching in person is so outdated. I usually say to people that rotary phones is to the iPhone as teaching as it currently stands is to what it could be. When you become a teacher you teach your heart out and I mean that literally. Your heart and love you have for the subject matter or the part of teaching you love will be lost because you won't like either anyway. To be clear this is traditional teaching not teaching online. If anything teaching online solves everything.

Education reform doesn't really stand physical barriers it only has mental and social barriers. This is fantastic because this means that all we have to do is change the way we think and we can get right on to improving the school system. The only problem is that people don't like to change anything. 

I tend to highlight the problems that surround education but one of the biggest is that teachers are over worked and don't actually teach enough. Most of the time it's just baby sitting. Also if you are a teacher and want to improve your class by making the lessons better and reducing your workload then you are scolded for doing so. As an entrepreneur I try to make every project 10% better than the last project, 10% faster than the last project and make 10% more money. It doesn't always work but I try and I really try to make this happen. 

As a teacher you are handcuffed to actually improving your classroom and education. The education system is more about the process than actually learning. If educators sat down and brainstormed what would be the best way to teach kids the system would look different. In general here are some points that would improve the education system.
  • Use technology to teach 
  • Hire teachers to teach and babysitters to babysit
  • Let the student work at their own pace

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