The New School

  
I have never been a teacher except to my own two children. If I have to do anything with a school the basics will remain. They are the foundation on which studies are built. You can’t remove a foundation from a building otherwise it won’t stand.

I will teach them good values (besides studies), and I will do my utmost to make them grow into better humans. Young minds are impressionable. They are like plants, and the best way to mold them to grow straight is to begin at a tender age.

I have heard young ones say “my teacher said this” or “teacher says”. For them that’s the law or the truth.

Last night at dinner time I heard IB saying “Do you know if a man travels at the speed of light, he can go into future?” He insisted that it was a proven fact in science.

I kept thinking what really his teacher had said? 

DAILY PROMPT

The New School

You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds?

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7 thoughts on “The New School”

  1. What your son said is not completely far fetched.
    According to Einstein’s theory of special relativity, the passage of time is relative to an objects speed. That is, the more quickly an object moves, the more slowly time passes compared to an observer traveling at a slower pace.
    The classic example of this is the twin-paradox. In short, a set of twins, aged 20 years are living on Earth. One of the twins takes off on a spaceship on a 5 year journey traveling at nearly the speed of light.
    When he returns to Earth he is now 25 years old. However, his brother, who stayed behind, is now 95 years old. This is because the passage of time was slowed down for the brother on the spaceship as his speed approached the speed of light.
    When he returns to Earth, he has effectively traveled into the future.

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