A number of comments over the last few months have brought up one word. Motivation. Motivation for the parents to keep grinding through the homeschool days. Motivation of the teachers to keep entering cramped and unhealthy classrooms to keep trying to educate. What are the real motivations of the Government. AND most importantly the motivation required for pupils to keep trying to learn when the odds are stacked against them.
“Dad, REALLY, what is the point…”
What’s wrong Hawklad.
“Nothing from best lesson of the day. Not a thing yet the next lesson manages to flood me with stuff after stuff on what the various religions say on same sex marriages.”
“Don’t get me wrong it’s an important thing. But not in this much detail. Frankly I’m bored now. Very bored.”
“They tell me in great detail what others think but haven’t bothered to ask my opinion.”
Well Son it’s the last lesson of this for a week.
“Well it will be back next week talking about the same things again. Not sure it’s possible to be anymore bored than I am right now.”
“What is the point…. well now they have given homework out on this. Tough – I will just take the punishment. I’m not doing it.”
Well find something else to learn about.
“I have. I watched a video on Maggie Thatcher and how she was booted out of office.”
Good for you.
“It’s not something that will be on the exams as school don’t cover it. But stuff it. Its better than the stuff we are being told what to learn about today. What is the point.”