Teaching the teachers
|Has Teacher stopped learning?|
Teachers, not students, are a real cause for concern. They seem to want to only teach the bright pupils. The middle to low academics are left out in the cold. These young minds who need the most priming are neglected and even abused. Very few teachers manage to inspire or even stimulate their young charges.
Parents are duped into believing that the teacher knows best....and some do....but too often those in the teaching profession have become jaded and cynical. They have the necessary qualifications but something is missing.....compassion and kindness. It's never been on the curriculum yet it has never been so vital in the 21st century. The dearth of spirituality in education is demoralising the next generation.
|Removing the joy of learning|
To produce an emotionally intelligent society, our teachers must go back to basics. After all, kindness is intrinsic to our inner nature as much as the primeval. Why is it easier to learn negative behaviours rather than positive ones? The answer lies in the way we teach. Much of teaching is empty preaching. We need to live out our beliefs, we need teachers who are activists and role models. We need teachers who teach with their hearts, not just with their heads!