Just Reading the Manual Is Not Enough

These things cannot be taught by in  manual or text book: Nor can they be regulated by law or rules. They must be learned first hand… second hand just won’t do!

If children never fall, how will they ever learn how to get back up?
If children are not exposed to good character how will they develop  good character?
If children are totally surrounded by materialism and sexual images what will their normal be?
If children are never given reasonable and significant consequences for misbehavior then what will be the difference between behavior and mis-behavior?
If the only muscle children  ever use is their thumb. How will they learn to use their other muscles?
If children learn there is always an app for that what will happen when there isn’t?
If children are never allowed to be children how will they raise their own?
If children don’t know history are they doomed to repeat it?
If children grow used to lies from our leaders what will happen when they are leaders or more importantly when a leader actually tells them the truth.
If everthing is stated in black and white, right or wrong, this or that, tolerance or zero tolerance  when will our children learn that there is value in the middle of every situation.


About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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