Revolutionise education now! Ideas #2


Fourth year. Introduce handicrafts, engineering, mechanism and general things associated with building. Get more advanced with the abstract-specialized kids. Teach the mini-chefs about nutrition, start going in-depth with the musicians about theory. Teach the other artists about the greatest artists in history and all of that stuff. Arrange small circus-shows starring the little jugglers and acrobats. 

           And let the pupils studying management and leadership take part in the decisions of different events. Nothing too serious. Have more fun and be freer this year than usual. Make a lot of theme-weeks, each with focus on every single aspect of the many different subjects. Everyone participates on equal hands, but the “stars” of the week should in this year be taught to take responsibility for each other’s learning by teaching each other as much as possible.

 

Fifth year. Approximately nine or ten years old now. This is where it gets very untraditional.

Evaluate each individual thoroughly. Now is the time to see if some fall behind, or sprint ahead of their classmates. To save some virtual ink, it comes down to this; make mixed age groups. Put children that are, for instance physically seven and twelve years old in the same classroom, if they are of mentally the same age. I have experienced people with far too many failures and too much wasted time due to the current regime neglecting the fact that physical age SOME times has nothing to do with how people act, think, behave in general. After all, it is grownups that start wars, right? (;

A few schools are already doing this all around the world. Haven’t heard of a single negative example yet.

 

Sixth year. Still with the ½ – ¼ – ¼ system as stressed in post #1, now is the time to go really hard on educating and filling up the mind with good old school bench bookworm education. Make this the theme of the year, but make it fun. Be sure to spend a lot of time telling about your (the teachers and adults in general) personal lives, intrigues and excitements. Don’t be shy – sharing is caring, as they say.

When people are just about to enter the teen age, we love to be told stories about what’s on the other side. Don’t be shy to skip the scheduled subjects, if that’s what it takes to finish your story once in a while.

 

Thank you for sticking with me so far. This is really interesting for me to write about, so I definitely hope to hear your comments on this (:

To be continued… 

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Revolutionise education now! Ideas #1


Some quick, unedited thoughts on how to possibly revolutionize education and help it up from the pit that it is slowly getting too caught in.

First year. Drawing, playing instruments, singing, juggling, cooking, very, very lowest level of exercising and stretching, helping the children making games they can control and expand themselves. Make fun things into small mini-projects. Fool around with it all, let the children make the activities their own for a year or two. Be kind and gentle, but fair and close to neutral in judgments and compliments.

Second year. Some kids may now show drastic improvements in either of the above skills and general creative skills. Let the teachers spend long time with the children to get the best impression of each individual soul’s preferred activities. Say 50% in a class of twenty show a drastic improvement in one or more of these skills – now teach those ten how to expand their work, how to explore different corners of their interests. Some of them may already know – just sit back, observe and follow these children, and, if possible, get them to teach the other kids of the same genre. The other 10 kids, the ones that didn’t show any special interest in these more… let’s call them abstract activities – now is the time for them to be introduced to the most basic math and language.  Teach these language/math kids ¾ language and math, and ¼ “abstract” skills. Teach the abstract kids in equal, but opposite proportions.

Third year of school. Now is the time to separate the language and math kids into different preferences as well, just like we did in second grade. Of course, for each year we also expand and intensify the subjects just as in every other system, but go a bit harder than usual on language, though. ->Here’s why<- (this is something that pretty much every scientist will agree upon.) But now that we have three groups it is time to do ½ of each groups’ main subject, while doing ¼ of either language and math, or abstract and language. You get the idea ;) Let the children reevaluate and change their main subjects as they want up until sixth or seventh grade.

Introduce the children to a lot of outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, sailing – everything possible the school can afford, and do this at least one time/week each year following.

To be continued (: <– click!

Political, power crazy teachers!


As I was sitting and writing some blog-ideas down in my notebook at the public library, I happened to overhear five young students talking about how to make the kindergarten more efficient subject-wise, to streamline it. What should kids excel at, when they “graduate” from kindergarten?

WHAT? Even the government’s intention to mold primary school children into evolving a blind faith in institutional education sickens me.

But kids that are six years or even younger!? This is an assignment that a rational human being, a teacher, stated!
Hey! Teacher! Leave them kids alone!

Creativity needs not to be taught.

People are born with knowing – feeling, in fact, what their ancestors did not, what they did wrong, and how to fix it all again. Evolution is more than just the physical body, you know. Groups like the Native Americans knew this and had a beautiful lifestyle; one of the biggest reasons being holding on to this wise wisdom.

Why else would they have won so many hearts throughout the world?

For exploring? Conquering? No, I think not. Simply because of the very lifestyle that implemented, among other things, the wisdom carried and promoted from birth. Did you ever try to look deep into an asking child’s eyes? Touching, isn’t it? Did you son or daughter ever ask you: “dad, why are they fighting?”. Children do not understand. But they do not not understand because of ignorance, but because they never felt a reason to ever create such situations. For them, it is not legit to fight anyone. It simply doesn’t make sense in a child’s mind. Fighting is something we learn from outside. We are all born with loving everybody. Sadly this trait fades much, much too soon in today’s society.

As said between the lines, we are still the same species, only different geographical locations. Our children today still has this ancient, ancient knowledge. If you let them be creative after their own minds, not yours, ours, and learn to observe the process, you will discover hoe ingenious even your very own child is.

Let them guide you and we shall soon take control of society again. For right now, even though high-esteemed people think they’ve got it all figured out, society has got us clenching our balls. Too many people have LOST their balls due to too much clenching , and these are the ones that will tell you to follow order, be in line, tell you that your job and your personal life are two different things and whatnot… Ballshit I say.

Government! Leave them be as they want!

You ALWAYS have a choice in EVERYthing you do.


The reason behind this post and thought is the fact that my mom is working. A lot. And eeevery time she comes home again, I have to hear all kinds of negative pep-talks about her colleagues and how stupid or childish they (almost) all are. And they really are. I’ve met some of them and observed some of the unjust situations my mom put herself in, and it leads me to ask… Wow, some of these people are unbelievable. How does this school still exist?

And of course this leads to stress which she is heavily affected by, which again leads to negativity and emotions running high in the living room.

But mom, you HAVE a choice. Now, when I say this to her (and I’ve kind of given up on it now), she argues that her house, her car, all of her thousands of small, soul sucking trinkets and hard-earned possessions are more important to her than her wellbeing. I’ve even offered that we get rid of the car and the house and move into a small, inexpensive flat so that she/we can afford to be jobless. She refuses and states that her wealth is more important. This is where I start to cry inside. I love my mom, and I do not wish to see her suffer… Oh, how she suffers.

But to all of you out there, who might be in similar situations… There is always a choice!

The ONLY thing standing between making the hard choice and not doing so, are your very own internal boundaries. Boundaries, norms, you might say, that western society keeps promoting with all of its nonsense advertising, marketing and childish propaganda. What’s the point? What do we get from this? What do we want from this?

Is it not happiness that we all seek? All desire? Know that happiness has nothing to do with external factors. Nothing at all. Happiness thrives and resides in your heart, moves to the rhythm of your own steady pulse, flows in your veins with the very blood that keep you alive, pulses to your brain with inspiring ideas and changes. Changes.

That is what it takes to make that decision of favoring your heart over the mind. Change the regime of Mind, to obey the pure wisdom of Heart. Accomplish this and I promise any psychiatrist will not have a better answer. For this is what it all comes down to. This is, scientifically speaking, how our genes are designed.

And even if you DO end up living like a hobo, so what? Millions of people do it on a daily basis. I’ve tried it. Even though it was just for one month, I have still learnt what modern society had failed to teach. To succeed at being houseless all boils down to having less boundaries and bigger creativity. These two factors will create the third element, motivation, so that you may never forget them later in life. When we let ourselves fill our actions and thoughts with the creativity that necessity creates, THEN you are ready to go back to the very thing you started with, and failed at; living a modern life with no sign of stress.

Have a very nice evening, and as always, thanks for reading. (:

Reblog comment from Atheistforum about suffering and unreasonable explanations.


As I was scrolling the WordPress reader I came across this guy talking about suffering and why it is there. (link to the post down below)

He stated that some suffering is there to build our character. I agree, for with suffering comes challenge and with challenge there will be growth.

Sometimes we deserve suffering. We deserve it if we do something silly like put our hand in a fire. God gives us freedom to make mistakes.”

Though I am not attached to a religion, I agree that freedom of choice is a god-given trait and that we should be treated the way we act and think. Doing nonsense things should hit us across the face so we will stop doing them. Like putting a hand in the fire…

Then he loses me. He says:

Yet some suffering seems inexplicable, undeserved or disproportionate. Here the Old Testament book of Job helps. Job knew suffering yet the book says that sometimes the reasons for our pain are beyond our understanding.

So.. does he just give up then? Doesn’t he want to explore a bit more? Or is this book enough for him? Hmm. Not for me. Is it for you? No matter how intense our suffering is, there will always be something to learn from it, I think. The thing called the Law of Attachment will give you a much more profound understanding of what is “beyond our understanding” – apparently.

It basically explains how, whenever there is attachment, there will be suffering. And that this is the only reason for attachment. This kind of mentality is kind of hardcore, though.

Psychologically suffering is, and I agree, 100% due to attachment.

Sad about moving to another town? Attachment. Sad about wrecking your car? Attachment. Suffering from other people’s opinions about you? Attachment. Suffering from passed away parents or family members? Again, it is all about attachment. Some yogis would even state that physical pain is due to attachment to your current body, and they will spend their whole life getting rid of this one attachment. To no longer feel physical pain.

Many people would say that it is cold, foul, cynic and even unreasonable. But it is actually completely opposite. Detaching yourself from diverse people and objects or situations will allow you to remain unaffected by unhealthy disorders like stress and mood swings, and will help you to stay calm in all of life’s aspects, all while increasing your appreciation for fellow human beings and boosting a lot of other positive traits aswell. It is amazing.

Now, I’m not telling you guys what is wrong and what is right. Of course we are all allowed to cry when our parents die and that kind of stuff. I am simply trying to go a little further than what might be for some, beyond their understanding – as believing christians supposedly states, and offer a solution to the very subject; suffering. Okay this is beginning to sound weird, haha. All I’m saying is that there IS a reason to every kind of suffering, and there IS a way out of it. It’s simply a matter of how the human mind works, is build, changes and, with the right balance of devotion and reason, grows.

He kind of finishes of by saying that one day there will be no more tears or pain, that we do not know why it is here, but that one day it shall all end. So.. he expects it to just come from nowhere or what? I just do not see the reason in that. And this is why it was of great importance to me to write this post.

Pleasure is given to us, sometimes we take it. Happiness is one long stream of constant internal struggle.

Thank you for reading :) Have a nice day!

Link to his blog: http://atheistforum.wordpress.com/

Why are we not ready to die?


A respond to a troll comment:  Andy, I’ve got cancer, can you help me? 

Being no kind of a wonder child, I can of course not help him. Even if the fake situation he put himself in was to be true. But still, it got me thinking. Why do we fear death as much as we do? Why do so many people who get diagnosed with cancer fall into huge depressions? I don’t know. All I do now is that it is hard to enjoy life in all of its aspects, ups and downs, if you are not ready to die. At least so it is… or was for me.

For a couple of years now I have wondered what it would be like to have a “timer” on my death, like the cancer folks do. And ever since I started wondering, I’ve always wanted to try it. Not because I am in any way suicidal or that I hate my life. I love my life and maybe I want to know what it’d be like to have, say two years more. Because of the challenge. I love a good challenge. Could I still find happiness with a two-year counter on me? Now don’t get me wrong. As said, I don’t seek death – I just find it very, very interesting.

So what is it that we normally fear about it? Is it the emptiness? The thought of never getting to see our loved ones again? The uncertainty of it all? The pain? Some people cannot find a purpose with death, and this is maybe what’s triggering the fear in most. What’s the purpose of it?

Whenever we in our everyday live’s do something that has absolutely no purpose or perhaps the wrong purpose, we feel something negative inside. Something ulm and gray. We don’t like it. If there is no purpose then why am I doing this, one might think. Well, same thing goes with death for those, who naturally seek a purpose for everything in life. Only, the effect of not knowing the purpose is bigger than normally, but only because the event is way bigger than what we normally do. Dying is a pretty big deal, isn’t it?

So how can I help those who fear death due to uncertainty… Well, my best advice is to pick up a book about spiritualism. Pick it up, read it, question it, ridicule it. But no matter how much you make fun of it, you will still feel an urge, no matter how small it may be, to know more. Because a really good spiritual author or book will talk to your innermost desires. The desire to expand your mind, your horizon. (keep in mind that, like some business men, some “spiritualists” or self-proclaimed shamans will only try to earn money and thereby lead you to bullshit)

How can spiritualism open my horizons? It’s just a bunch of imaginary fairy tales, some might think.

Well.. what you will discover is that a lot of these theories and ideologies are actually based on the most basic psychology and biology. This you will have to discover for yourself, though.

SO! I will end this post in a minute, it got ahead of me already.

When you have woken up your interest for what lies beyond, I can only advice you to go out in the world, seek different cultures, different mindsets, try to find some people who have been “addicted” to spiritualism all of their live’s. I have had so many experiences that almost cannot be explained and believed with these wise people who I simply HAVE to believe in it now. There is no reason for me not to agree with it simply because the proof was given to me, when I was ready to receive it. Books -> adventure -> enlightenment. This was the formula, the path for me.

To wrap everything up: this new way of looking at life and death means that I now know that everything that happens, positive and negative, is there for us to learn from it. It’s there to challenge us so that we may grow, that we may keep expanding our minds. Even death is there for a reason. For me, reason is that my soul has its own will and is completely in charge of my life. It will simply choose when to pause its learning process, only to return in another body later. This may sound idiotic to some, but for me this is very, very calming to know.

Now I don’t fear death.

Later I will write about the experiences I’ve had that made it so clear for me.

Thanks for reading. Means a lot to me (:

Please keep writing questions about life, it is very educational for me. Very!

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