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137. Heal Your School Years — 4 Comments

  1. My view of education, as an ex-teacher, is that education is a misnomer. It’s really a system of child-minding, that allows parents to work. The education that happens is pretty basic. With a ratio of one teacher to 25 or 30 children, nothing can really change. It’s the logistics. Schools have anything from 200 to 1000+ students. The children must be kept busy to avoid chaos, so a lot of the work they do is more is less for depth of learning and more to keep them distracted. What children need most is attention and connection, that’s what the system is least able to provide.

    I resonate with the article, both adults and the children of today will need healing.

  2. I remember a lot of shaming when I was in school. And being held up in front of the class when I did something “wrong”. It surely does carry into adulthood and I have very bad digestive problems today

  3. Oh, how I resonate with this article! It always seemed so unnatural being confined to school-it was like incarceration! Out of all the teachers I had, there are only two who stood out as recognizing me in any special way. Most of the time I felt like a nobody!
    I was always painfully shy and this carried over in my adult life. I suffer many emotional scars from my school years!
    Lately, in the United States, a new system of education was adopted which was designed to make the U.S. “more competitive” with the rest of the world…Oh, how I feel for the poor children who are being used as pawns to boost the egos of the powers-that-be! I pray that soon children will be appreciated in all of their individuality and not forced into cookie-cutter molds!

    • Dear Irene,
      Reminds me of the song of Grace van der Waal who recently won the America’s Got Talent show. She sang about how she didn’t want to be molded. And yes, school systems are based on just a few goals and seem to forget about all other matters that a child is: a person with dreams, feelings different personality and above all: a different pace in which it can develop. I am sorry for you that you had to go through such a horrific school period! Hope you can help youself heal it!
      Greetings, Mireille Mettes

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