The purpose of education
is to develop the brain. This is best done while young - the younger the
better. In language learning circles it is said that the brain's most active
learning period is when learning the first language. Bilingual children
generally turn out smarter than monolingual and the belief is that they
should ideally learn their second language when very young to attain
fluency. It is an established fact that it is harder to learn a second
language when older, even past the young age of eight. Naturally, this is
likely true for all learning; therefore, the younger the start, the better
is education? Throughout a child's schooling (best started at home) the
brain should be presented with multitudes of tasks, at slight yet increasing
increments of difficulty. Once achieved, the child moves on, ever forwards.
The parent/teacher role is to manage this process. However, most children
are force-fed education. This can work out well for some, but many are
turned off. The child that 'wakes up' and becomes 'self-aware' is the one who will begin
to feed themselves and really move ahead (not many can do this). Thus, the primary role of the
parent/teacher should be to try to encourage (not force) this. If
successful, the reward will be a rosy future for that child, but in the
majority of cases ... on
the conveyor belt of typical schools ... it just does not happen.
Children that resist
education will not have a bright future. A lot of
parent/teacher time is spent on trying to 'redirect' this group and the
result is often failure or at best, forced mediocre performance. Lazy/resistant students have nothing but excuses:
School is boring / Math is hard / I don't need history / I can already
read / Woodwork is dirty / There is little choice / There is no future in my
neighbourhood, and so on. To counter this negativity, students need to
be made aware that education is to develop their brain, and that every brain
can indeed be developed. Students need to know that education really is for
their own benefit and not to be wasted. They need to be motivated to learn,
and they need to learn to teach themselves.
The Intelligence Quotient
IQ is genetic
or not, some people will find the tests easier than others.
can't be tested until a child is old enough to be
tested. If you teach your child basic reading and writing as soon as they
are able, some from age 1.5 or 2, and talk to them intelligently - not ¡®ga ga ga¡¯
and have them listen to intelligent music, it will influence their
score. I am not saying their IQ has increased, but
rather, the child will be ready to
take that test
sooner. Some children go to
school these days knowing very little (abc123), worse, some can hardly speak because their
parents barely speak to them intelligently. Would this affect their IQ? Well, you can argue about that all day but
one thing is certain, such a child
does not have the best
start on life. However, if they can be awoken to
matter what their IQ is,
their chances of success will rapidly improve.
how smart, or not, we think a child is, our
real task is to develop our children's brains while young to their maximum
potential so that they can harvest and live-off-the-fruit of it all for the
rest of their lives. The real trick is
development to take place by the self, and this is what children do
best: they play and learn and learn and play. School - 'Shut up, sit down
and listen!' - often stifles this process.
good teacher will help, but if
the child doesn't latch onto it and go for it, there is only so much that
outside influence can achieve. The reality is that the vast majority of
fall in to
the new school norm - they wait to be taught.
The purpose of this program is to give children
the chance to go for and achieve real skill(s) at something they choose over
a long period of time = Educational Excellence! Once they have
motivation they will develop skills and gain confidence and become more positive. Through that
they can be taught anything; they will begin to teach themselves and
head off in new directions.
children who begin to direct their own outcomes in school will have a
prosperous future in society.