After some years, I went for a PTA meeting at my 10 yo son’s school. It was a tough review of children’s scorecard by teachers. They appeared friendly and professional to the parents. I was casually observing how the parents are seeing this act of their children being reviewed. They appeared nervous and anxious leading to almost exhaustion. High school children had no glow in their eyes and movements were almost like crawling. The parents and teachers are making a big deal of what they wrote in a condensed exam which lasted two hours.
A walk in the school – obviously brick and mortar, made me realise that such institutions are so unapologetic for what they are doing to the people of the future. We are suppressing the innate talent and pushing conventional syllabus to our children. When we have so much of smart learning resources available on the internet, we still depend on the traditional ways. Archaic, non-personalised and tiring learning systems.
I agree on 3 things what we essentially need – English, Math and Coding.
English is the language to learn all subjects.
Mathematics is the language of numbers.
Coding is the language to build products.
Rest everything can be learnt using these 3 fundamental things. All thrust on it. And develop curiosity. That would fuel our children.