Bored of education

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  1. Adrienne says:

    Funny – when I was a kid I loved school. I still get mega excited at the back-to-school sales and have to look at all the notebooks, pens, crayons, and pencil cases. I was doing that again yesterday at Wallyworld, but resisted the urge to buy another multi-pack of different colored rulers. And the good Lord knows I don’t need another notebook 😉

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    • Adrienne says:

      And…………….I think the kids that moan and groan about school grow up to be the ones moaning and groaning about Monday and complaining about their jobs.

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      • I envy you. I hated school, due in large part to my anti-authoritarian streak and to the fact that I have never been a morning person. Not surprisingly, I was a terrible student. (Which was cause, and which was effect? Was I a terrible student because I hated school, or did I hate school because I was a terrible student? A little of both? A lot of both? Who knows?)

        On the other hand, I love learning. I love to read, I love listening to educational lectures and podcasts, and I have miles of shelves full of books and educational CDs. When the learning is self-initiated and self-directed, I’m actually a pretty good student, which would surely shock some of the teachers who were unfortunate enough to have had me in their classrooms decades ago.

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  2. I am reminded of a Staples commercial from many years ago. A mom or dad is walking in the school supplies aisle with a huge smile on their face meanwhile their child is trudging along side of them with a look of gloom upon their face. In the background the music is:
    ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!’

    I remember my kids being a little like that when they were young. I also remember us parents beeping our horns and celebrating the first day of school like kids ourselves. I sort of inspired a few friends to do that first day of school much to our children’s horror and embarrassment.

    Myself, I never really enjoyed it nor did I hate it. The social environment was probably more the issue than the educational aspects and I am sure for most this was true as well.

    School is neither education nor is it socialization alone. It is a process of refining children slowly towards adulthood. If we as adults were to look at a 13 year project with all the pitfalls and emotional issues that come with it, I doubt we would do it willingly. As children we sort of become the process itself.

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  3. Ah, ha, ha. I used to be a teacher. I know the feeling. 😀 — Suzanne

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  4. Hahaha. Truth: in 1972 our high school chemistry teacher was arrested for making LSD in the chem lab. 😀

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