School failed a K-5 kid? Weird. That’s a topic to discuss, lets deal with it little later.
Why a K-5 primary school kid fail? As the video illustrates, it may be because of the quality of educators along with many other factors. If we have high quality educator, how will they fail? Kids will be engaged because the educator will tap their curiosity, guide their curiosity and feed their curiosity. It will evidently show up in their learning and results.
We have huge talent pool as Engineers and Entrepreneurs but why we lack that talent in education? Is it because educators are not well paid? They don’t get the luxury afforded by Software Industry? Or they’re not attracted to education? True, schools can’t pay that money or lucrative abroad opportunities but with the budget they have why can’t they be innovative? Why can’t they attract talent pool? Why can’t they Think Different?
Do you think all the engineers graduating are getting high paying software jobs? Are they at least getting a job? Average pay a fresher get is Rs. 15k which is exactly what most primary schools pay to start with, then why can’t attract them to education? Let alone engineers, why can’t schools get bunch of people doing, say Visual Communication? You can get 20 year old, very idealistic, full of energy and creativity. I believe they will do far better than traditional teachers do. Use them to train and develop educators, design out of the box learning contents which the educators can use to teach. These Vis-Com graduates are the RJs and VJs, they mesmerize entire world, won’t they enthrall young kids?
Need is the Mother of Invention!