So my 8 yr old kid was telling me about how his friend asked him to make a computer game of “this friend” kicking and hitting teacher, director and destroying the school …
When i said, but that’s not nice, why he wants to do that…
My kid answered ” because he does not like school”
I asked my son, “do you”
He answered “No”,
So then asked who else does not like school, so he named all the boys in his class,so i asked, what about the girls? his answer was “most of them like school”
Then i realized 2 facts:
– It is widely known that boys do not like school, while girls do.
– It is also known that there are much more female educators than male educators especially for the primary classes.
What if, this is the problem? what if the female educators are trying to educate the way they expect that they would like to learn …
Don’t get me wrong, my kid loves to learn, he is probably the most educated in his class, but that’s thanks to my work as a parent. For him school is boring.
Thus the question is not with the content but with the system of delivery.
Maybe the way the male and the female acquire knowledge are different, and if it is the case, studies should be done, to better take advantage of the potential of our kids.
Of course psychology and experts have found a million reason why our boys are dysfunctional, but have they ever put in question the method of delivery?
School is outdated, many of the aspects of our society are archaic and broken, with the current progress, the school system should be overhauled, the education system should be redesigned to take advantage of the potential, but also to make our kids, all our kids, love to learn ..
the difference between current and potential is huge, making our boys love their subjects is basically helping create a better future.
But hey what could this contrarian guy do other than complain …