At educational conferences on school improvement,
meetings and workshops everywhere, educators condemned the debilitating effects
of the current obsession with testing. Education should be about bringing out
the best in children – helping them develop their mind, body, and soul.
Education comes from the Latin word educare, which means “bring”,
which is related to educere, which means “bring out,” “bring up
what is inside,” and “bring up potential,” and ducere, which
means “to lead.” The test comes from the Latin word testum, which
refers to the lid of a clay vessel, clay vessel or earthen pot. So, I conclude
that the current state of education is more accurate “testucation”, a
process in which “testucators” try to provide information or
“testucate” their “testuees” to store information in pots
with a lid.
Research shows that 85% of the information spent by
their testucator on the testuee to prepare for the test is forgotten shortly
after the test, and therefore is not useful for the testuee and, thus, for the
community. It is not surprising that educators, everywhere the test is
everywhere, are frustrated, exhausted and quit their jobs. Not only are they
unable to realize their dreams of educating students, but they are also reduced
to playing the role of robots providing useless information to children who are
bored out of their minds.
It doesn’t have to be like this. If the teacher works
collaboratively to educate students through inquiry-based transdisciplinary
teaching and projects, students will excel in examinations and, more
importantly, as students. By creating connections across disciplines, the
teacher provides a context that allows students to understand and remember what
they are learning because it fits in and expands what they know. Children like
that kind of learning. They are natural inventors.
In addition, when teachers collaborate with each
Executive coaching for school leaders increases
student achievement and learning by helping school leaders become more
successful, implementing change in their schools and lasting long enough to
ensure that constructive change actually occurs. Without forward movement, the
school will retreat. Given the state of many schools, withdrawing is a
disaster. In any school, no matter how good it is, change is very important for
learning, which is a matter of school home.
School CEOs – principals,
directors, executive directors – have complex jobs and many demands.
In the end, they are responsible for all aspects of
school operations. From student achievement and curriculum to finance and facilities,
the principal is responsible. That’s where the responsibility stops, regardless
of school resources or practicality of purpose.
It’s no surprise that the average tenure of a private
school head is 4.5 years. Public school principal tenure is about the same – 5
years for elementary school principals, 4.5 years for middle school principals
and 3.5 years for high school principals.
One doesn’t need to be an
organizational rocket scientist to know that :
A leader’s first year on the job is mostly about
learning the culture and operations, building relationships, and determining
what and how to change.
In the second year, school leaders might have ideas to
make some changes. In the best-case scenario, the faculty joins to make changes
at the end of the second year.
In the third year, change begins to take place.
In year four, if the change is going well – which is
rare – real progress begins.
The data show that most school leaders are on their
way out the door when real change is just beginning.
This cycle is repeated
thousands and thousands of times at the expense of students and learning.
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Have you ever thought of a career change and turning
to further education lecturing? Well now’s the time to start. Teaching is such
a rewarding career in more ways than one. As a teacher you are able to share
you knowledge of various subjects with students in various environments including
Further Education Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, Adult or Community Education
Centres, Universities, as well as various charitable and voluntary
Further Education Lecturers teach students of all
levels starting from beginner straight through to advanced levels. Any further
education qualification that a student achieves can count as a vocational or
even academic qualification that would better prepare the student for working
life in that field or enhance their knowledge of that subject for personal
Historically, further education lecturers have mainly
dealt with post 16 as well as adult learners but they are now becoming more
involved with younger students within the 14-19 year old curriculum range. This
means they are able to provide a wider service to their students and are also
able to improve their own methods of teaching as they are constantly having to
adapt the way they teach to accommodate the speed at which different students
pick up the material being taught as well as being able to cover q wider
variety of subjects by increasing their own subject knowledge and expanding
their field of knowledge.
Typical job description
A further education lecture has various activities and
duties that they would undertake as part of their role, some of these are
• The ability to plan and prepare lesson plans and
• Teaching a variety of subjects types at different
levels during the day, evening and at various workshops including teaching
people of different backgrounds, abilities and ages groups.
One hundred and fifty years ago
the world changed. At that time people left their farms and started working in
factories. When children of that erran in tatters on the streets, our cultural
How do we prepare our children for this new world, the world they will
This translates to, “How do
we prepare them to work in factories?” And in response, “modern”
school was born. In this school children sit in rows, act correctly, respond to
bells and raise their hands to ask to be allowed to change assignments. This
school building has become ubiquitous and since then until now people have been
educated in this way.
In the 21st century the world has
changed again, and as before children ran on the streets. These are still early
days, but not enough people ask:
How do we prepare our children for the world they will inherit?
As the ostrich saying goes, many
people put their heads on the sand and say, “What’s wrong with these
kids?” “Where have our youth’s moral values gone?” “We
need to be tighter!” Because it is hard working at the factory age, just
as creativity is what will succeed in the world our children will inherit
This article is intended to do
more than just ask the question, “How do we prepare our children for the
world they will inherit?” It is also intended to direct the discussion in
several clearer directions.
First, there will not be one,
“The Future of Education” and we should stop using that phrase
because it limits us. Instead, we will see many Future developing. It is clear
that every system as complex as education needs to grow and change across various
networks of possibilities, with each subgroup, community or nation creating its
own type …