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This Is Why I Hate The Modern Day Schools

Albert Einstein once said that everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will spend its whole life believing that its stupid.
Not only do the modern day schools make the fish climb tree but also make them climb down. The schools find it fun turning millions of people into robots. Do you realize how many students relate to that fish swimming upstream in class, never finding their gifts, thinking they are stupid and believing that they are useless.
If you see a modern day phone and a phone used hundred years ago there is a big difference. Similarly there is a huge difference in the cars also. But we have been using the same kind of classroom for almost 150 years. Literally more than a century but nothing more has changed. Yet the schools claim to prepare students for the future.
The schools are like making people work in factory which explains why they put students in straight rows, tell them raise your hand if you want to speak, give them a short break to eat and for 6 hours a day tell them what to think; and oh! make them compete to get an ‘A’, a letter that determines product quality. Back times were different but today we don’t need to make robot zombies, the world has progressed and now we need people who think creatively, innovatively, critically and independently with the ability to connect.
Every scientist will tell you that no two brains are the same and every parent with two or more children will confirm that claim. So, the school system need to explain why they trick the students like cookie cutter frames given that this one size fits all the crap. If the doctor prescribes the exact same medicine to all the patients the results will be tragic. Yet when it comes to schools, this is exactly what happens. This educational malpractice where one teacher stands in front of 35 kids each with different strengths, different needs, different dreams but the schools teach the same thing the same way. That’s terrific.
Actually the teachers are not to blame. Teachers are the heroes but they work in a system without any options.
If we continue this way the results are going to be lethal. If we cant customize health, cars and facebook pages then it is our duty to do the same for education. Since it is useless unless be work to bring a spirit out of each and every student. This should be the schools task. No more common core instead reach the core of every heart. Let’s give every gifted an equal chance. I know this sounds like a dream but countries like Finland are doing impressive things. They have shorter school days, no homework and they focus on collaboration instead of competition. There are schools like Montessori and programs like Khan Academy. There is no single solution.
In countries like India students are 65% of our population and 100% of our future. So, let’s attain to their dreams and there’s no telling what we can achieve. This is a world in which I believe, a world where fish is no longer forced to climb a tree.

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How to improve your Mathematics

MATHEMATICS, actually is one of the most dangerous words for most of the students. What I noticed in the result this year in my school was that students did not perform as expected in mathematics. I am a 12th class student in Delhi and I also faced difficulties in mathematics till last year. I did not score more the 60% in any of my mathematics tests. The whole year went on like this and I did not improve. But this year I was determined to improve myself in mathematics. And now I have not scored below 85% in any of my tests.

What I did to improve is simple but needs determination. We keep hearing that “practice makes us better”, but no one tells us how to practice. Now here is how you can improve yourself in mathematics –

  1. Time Table – Having a time table is must and very helpful. Studying randomly sounds good but does not help. A time table makes us punctual to our work and punctuality is what mathematics needs. Until last year I did not have a time table which made me careless to my word. I used to practice mathematics a day and skip  it for three days. This is a hazardous way of studying. A time table is must for a student.
  2. Focus – Mathematics requires focus. While solving mathematics problems one should not think of anything other than the problem. One should not leave his/her desk until his task is complete irrespective of how much time it is going to take.  Meditation helps a lot to strengthen focus. A student should meditate for at least half an hour a day.
  3. Tests – One should give test after appropriate intervals, say every Sunday. Tests give us a sense of our performance and also help us analyse our progress. I also started this and notice the remarkable change. Not only test have to be give but it also has to be analysed and then the mistakes are to be corrected.
  4. Teacher – A dedicated teacher also helps a lot. I have a very dedicated and passionate mathematics teacher and I am very thankful to be his student. Teacher not only shows us the right path but also corrects us if we are on the wrong.
  5. Studying before class – We all already know what is to be taught in the next class. So why not study it in advance. This helps a lot. I enhances our understanding power and also enables us to ask our doubts. This also boosts our confidence.
  6. Revision – No matter how hard you study but if you don’t revise you wont be able to score good. So you need to revise and revise timely.

Try out these things and believe me, if you do the same with full determination you will score better in the coming exams. Hope this article helps you.