somebody has said that purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with a open mind...open to understand vastness and beauty of live..open to love , compassion and empathy ...
Long ago, I used to teach, and have to confess that I really only cared that students left me at the end of the term with an enthusiasm for learning. If they arrived in the morning excited and ready for the wonder of what we might find together, then I felt as if I were doing my job. Today in the US, the teachers are over-regulated and the students over tested and stressed. Little room for love and adventure!
You have put it well , dipti .To open the minds to vastness and beauty of life is really one of the purposes of education .It also means being open to love , compassion and empathy ...How do we do it ?Any thoughts ?akash
It is the same plight , all over , Patricia .As a teacher you have tried to do the ideal , under reasonably conducive conditions .One question in my mind is as to how we can make the conditions near ideal . Another question I ask myself isas to what is best that one can do under the given conditions .These are two of the issues uppermost in my heart and mind .Thank you for responding to the most pertinent post .akash
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