I loved school when I was a child. Of course I did. I grew up in foster care when not at home where dysfunction was a normal reality. But school these days, seems to fall short so often of what it could be! I mean, not every teacher is cut out for the job either! I was blessed though, that my love of school is what gave me a great passion for learning. Learning another way. Reading was, just as school was, a mental way out of the world I was living in where my mother and father were abusing both alcohol and drugs. I share this not to stir their soul up there in heaven. I’m their child. I love them. And I learned a lot from them. Their lives gave me my purpose!
As I became a mother myself however…I began to question the education system. In fact, I have always questioned. It’s why I never ended up like most of my immediate family, addicted to drugs (passing well before their time). I choose my own way. And it’s why I wish to share my vision with you now. My dream. I dream of an education system…far more empowering then what we have. I dream of a “school” in which children from an early age, are taught mindfulness, empathy, compassion and community power.
I dream of an education system which teaches holistic wellness, the value of Nutrition, Yoga, Strength and Fitness for a sound immune system. I dream of an education system which teaches children self sustainability and gardening. A school that teaches communication and the value it has in our world, in it’s ability to influence all outcomes we achieve. I dream of a system that honours individuality not robotic cookie cutouts that fill in the blank line on a test paper. A measure of creativity not obedience to rigid structures.