REALITY, OUR INSPIRATION
Why are our children not running towards schools, to the teacher, to the whole process of learning? Why are our children feeling bored and using all their talent to escape the classroom? Why do they develop stomachache, headache or loose motion the morning they have to go to school?
Answer is simple – THE CLASSROOM IS MEANINGLESS.
Oh, so you blame the teacher! Or the teacher leader! Or the parent!
The fact is that each one is struggling with their own set of difficulties.
One person refused to be a victim of these difficulties.
Instead, he asked:
WHAT WILL FREE US ALL?
WHAT WILL FREE THE STUDENTS FROM …..
WHAT WILL FREE THE TEACHERS FROM …..
WHAT WILL FREE INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS, SCHOOL HEADS FROM ……
WHAT WILL FREE THE PARENTS FROM ……
He asked these questions relentlessly, as he lived through each of these roles, as a student, teacher, school head, coach and parent. These roles were real, as was his acceptance of the reality. His questions were real. For years, he kept asking, until all the questions merged into ONE, all encompassing key question:
WHAT WILL AWAKEN THE CHANGE FORCES WITHIN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT
WILL FREE US ALL?
He was looking for an elegant, unifying solution, a hedgehog concept, a key that would free us all.
A MOVEMENT BEGINS
The questions gathered people who had experienced similar struggles – an eclectic group of people driven by similar questions – of authors, thinkers, pedagogues,teachers, school heads, editors, parents, illustrators and designers.
Together, they worked day in and out, relentlessly for years. Like Bodhisatwa. And found an answer- an elegant, unifying solution, a hedgehog concept that addressed all the issues.