on 4 November 2011
When looking at what education could be, we need to look beyond seeing education as a tool to train the mind or prepare for a job. Education can teach us how to use our mind, how to respond peacefully, how to find and follow our passions. This type of education comes not just from learning about these things but from experiencing them in the classroom. Simply teaching a new set of ideas is not enough unless the emotional, behavioral and spiritual aspects of these ideas are addressed in the student’s life. Classrooms could be a place of caring, understanding and creativity rather than a place filled with fear and conformity.