Be the Change you Want to See in Education
Schools Must Change
Teachers are seeking early retirement because they cannot take the school system any longer. This is happening around the globe. Teachers need students like 18-year old, Nikhil Goyal to tell it like it is. The school system needs to change and fast.
I just came back from an international convention for EFL/ESL teachers of TESOL in Dallas. The conversations I had with teachers focused on how exams and teaching to the test are frustrating teachers and students alike. We all agreed that we need to force a bottom up change to keep the school system from collapsing. Policy makers are ignoring reality. Their refusal to listen to students and teachers is going to cause a huge walk out.
Revolution in Education
The time is right for a revolutionizing the school systems worldwide. I became a teacher to try to change the system from the inside. I did my best to get my students and their parents to see the truth and speak out. I also tried to move my colleagues to action. A few years ago, I tried to start a facebook page and ask for support to walk out of school for one day a protest against the school system, but no one wanted to join me and I was left on my own.
Say No to Your School Administration
I call teachers and students to join forces and make a difference. Don’t accept the way things are. Organize groups and start a campaign to change the school system. Students and their parents out number the policy makers. Let’s make our voices heard now.
One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School
Nikhil Goyal took the initiative and did what many teachers dared not do for fear of losing their jobs and missing out on early retirement. He wrote One Size Does Not Fill All. The rationale for the book fits every teacher’s dream, to disrupt the system and tell it like it is.
Nikhil Goyal is my Hero
I tried to get teachers and students to start a page on facebook and say no more to the school system, but no one was ready to follow me. You are invited to join the conversation with Nikhil Goyal and I on WizIQ Conversation on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM (EST). Here’s the time zone to check for the exact time in your area and the link to join us on WizIQ. This is a must attend live online session. The recordings will be available, but it won’t be the same without your presence. So, mark the date on your calendar and join Nikhil and I.