04 February 2010

What teachers forget to teach in schools.

Apart from teaching the anatomy of the human brain, Teachers should teach children the power of the subconscious mind.

History is mostly the tale of powerful men who highlighted their own stories. Many women were not given a place in history. These men were geniuses and crooks at the same time. History also shows patterns of societies.
Not learning from history is like the person who cuts the branch of the tree on which he sits.

Emphasize the importance of the Art of listening, when teaching languages and communication.

Music is more than rhythm, vocals and notes. It is also a communicator of moods, feelings. it builds human bridges. When the vocal chord strikes the highest note, even the hardest of cynical minds stand up (Think Susan Boyle)

Geography lessons should emphasize there is only one earth and one human race, animals including and the lines of countries are drawn for political reasons.

Biases, stereotypes, and prejudices can hamper learning. An open mind is the key to life's treasures.

When teaching sociology, teach that Change is not a moment, but a movement. Every generation has its own fight and they are the present of what somebody once called "future societies ".Teach the dynamics of a society and leadership through george orwell's eyes in animal farm.

When Teachers teach mathematics, they should also tell that manipulating these numbers can turn devious for countries and corporations. Even when a few can cover themselves with gold, the rest of the people will worry to make ends meet and some will have to scramble.

While teaching the composition of chemicals in class teach that the mixture of chlorate mixtures, and dynamites cannot bring peace or buy security. Pharmaceutical drugs alone won't bring solace to a sick body. But human chemistry of love, peace, kindness,justice and fairness when measured out equally to all make Human body a bundle of joy!

15 comments:

Smitha said...

That was such a profound post! Beautifully written, Anrosh!

Anrosh said...

thanks smitha.

pink dogwood said...

I love this post, especially this line

there is only one earth and one human race, animals including and the lines of countries are drawn for political reasons.


Since I cannot ask the education board to incorporate these teachings into the curriculum (maybe I can?), I will supplement their education by teaching these at home.

Thanks,

Indyeah said...

Beautifully written An! Yes and yes! this is exactly what all teachers should be talking about when young minds look up to them and listen with wide eyes full of curiosity...


Some of it needs to be told and shown to lil kids An...:).but some of it needs to be kept away from them...they need their innocence ..its the only thing they have...cant take it away from them by telling them all about this cynical world can we?:/


the Montessori method is one such... and someone whose views on education I loved is Rabindranath Tagore...his vision at Vishwa Bharati was amazing to say the least...

LOVE this post An...after ages a glimpse of the old An:)

Anrosh said...

indyeah; "kept away from them" ? children hear and Overhear all the time. I think what children overhear stays with them more - ?

thanks pink dogwood

Happy Kitten said...

But human chemistry of love, peace, kindness, justice and fairness when measured out equally to all,(emphasize the lessons of the animal farm by george orwell) help make a Human body a bundle of joy.

how true....

Anonymous said...

Guter Beitrag, nur Absatz zwei muss ich widersprechen!

manju said...

How did I miss this post?

Lovely thoughts, Anrosh!

J P Joshi said...

A beautiful post.. yes, the world would definitely be a better place if all this was learnt in school. I found the one about Geography very very enlightening.. I was always aware of this, but reading this brought a new dimension to the 'knowing'. Thank you.

indianhomemaker said...

I agree Anrosh!! Lovely post... Children should know and be reminded that "there is only one earth and one human race, animals including and the lines of countries are drawn for political reasons.
And I wish more people understood that 'Every generation has its own fight and they are the present of what somebody once called "future societies ".'

Indyeah said...

CHildren do hear a lot AN..but everything cannot be told to them..and I dont mean sex here...or otehr such issues..that has to be explained to them because it is a must..
no, what I mean is when little children who are barely 10 or 12 ask me why wasnt the police doing anything when the girls were being beaten up (last year in Mangalore) what do I say?
Because for them police or anyone in uniform is the good person...and in their minds and in their worlds the 'good' people cannot ever be wrong or dishonest or corrupt and the the good people always win...

standing there I shy away from the truth and dont tell them about the rot that has set in our system..be it anyone..

I dont know AN..I want to keep them away from the harsh and ugly truths for sometime...
I discuss these things with my students who are in 8th or 9th...but lose my courage when it comes to the young ones...

Deeps said...

Those were such deep thoughts,Anrosh! Yes I hope teachers do impart such messages too while focusing on other more obvious aspects.

onlooker said...

wow! that was so inspiring and drove home the truth, quick and straight! as a teacher its such a huge onus on you, that we tend to slip many a times, but these reminders do greatly help! lovely lines...

Anrosh said...

welcome onlooker

marry said...

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