The purpose of my teacher’s seminar:
- keep up the illusion that teachers are qualified
- protection for the education system à la we told them what to do
Seminar day is the only day I regularly rely on caffeine, nicotine and in some cases pseudo-ephedrine and aspirin
I‘m unable to work it into a consistent system. Random thoughts for improvement:
- smaller classes
- more freedom for students and teachers regarding curriculum
- less standardization
- teaching more social skills
- increase self reflection of students
- more non formal methods (acting etc.)
- more meaning, maybe even spirituality
- less grading
Most of this would make the education system less legible, but it would also make it more of an educational system.
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