Do I Really Love School?

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I love school. I met my best friends (whom I love) at school. I don’t love quizzes and tests and research papers and group projects and assignments that I don’t find useful in my real life

 

Maybe I love education. Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. I don’t love the formal structure and “one size fits all” instructional approach of our current education system. I don’t love separation and labeling.

 

Now that I think about it, what I really love is learning and teaching.  I love to learn new things, learn about new people, challenge my critical thinking skills, and explore new behaviors.  I love it when teachers meet students where they are and make facts and equations and processes fun and relevant.  I love to share information and resources.  I love connecting social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development.  I love watching the spark as an idea is ignited or a concept connects.

 

School is a launching pad.

Education is life and life educates.

Learning is a lifelong endeavor.

Teaching unites humanity.

 

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” – Robert M. Hutchins

 “I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

 love to teach

 

Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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