Robot Number 478

Robot: A robot is a mechanical or virtual agent, usually an electro-mechanical machine that is guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry.

I’m sorry it appears that Robot Number 478 isn’t performing well. He’s failing, he’s not doing what it says in the instruction manual. He is not achieving what he is supposed to be achieving. He’s not good enough. Make him work harder. If he gets something right make him do something more challenging. Never let him feel he’s achieved anything, you must constantly make him do more. What do you mean he can’t retain all of this new information? He has to. Failure is not an option. He must perform. He must reach the targets set out for him, in fact he must exceed them at all costs. He wants to do what…play? My goodness no there’s no time for that. All robots must work at all times. All robots must be overwhelmed with new ideas and new concepts and they must learn them all immediately. There’s no time for trying to understand these robots…they must do as they are told and get to where they are meant to be. Robots must always have more to do, they are never done and must never feel the joy of success. Push them harder, challenge them more, never let them relax. I know let’s make sure they are here for longer – robots don’t need sleep or time away to be just a robot. Why is Robot number 478 still not where he should be academically? Why is he not doing what he’s told? Test him again, test him more. What is wrong with him? I’m sorry, what did you say? ? I do not understand, what do you mean these robots are all different? What do you mean that they all have different talents and skills? That they will not all conform to our rigid expectations? You think all robots’ successes should be measured in happiness and not targets? That they only get one chance to be robots…one chance at having confidence, self belief and pride instilled in them. One chance at being inspired, motivated and enthused. Why is this all so important to you?

Why I say…because they are not robots…they are children. Beautiful precious children. And their education needs to change. Not to one with longer days, shorter holidays and more pressure and stress, but to one that embraces childhood and its beautiful simplicity. One that allows children to be children and rewards enjoyment as well as success. An education not measured by targets and levels…but by laughter and smiles. Children instinctively want to learn and have an innate desire to please. They are adventurous and inquisitive; they believe in fairy tales and magic and are filled to bursting with enthusiasm. They are amazing, deserve the very best…and if I had a magic wand I’d make our current education system worthy of them.

If only I had that magic wand…

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14 Comments on Robot Number 478

  1. Mummy Glitzer
    January 31, 2014 at 11:55 am (4 years ago)

    Well said.

    The whole notion scares me.

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm (4 years ago)

      And me…

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you x

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  2. redpefferIona@redpeffer
    January 31, 2014 at 6:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Have just been saying the same thing myself. I think our current education system is about as far removed from children than it could ever possibly be. It’s purely politics.

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm (4 years ago)

      Yup, overgrown school boys having unhealthy debates…

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  3. tiasmum12
    January 31, 2014 at 11:16 pm (4 years ago)

    Here here! I read of these new proposals and instantly thought about home schooling!

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

      I’m sure you won’t be the only one!

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  4. TheBoyandMe
    February 1, 2014 at 10:03 am (4 years ago)

    I couldn’t agree more, two-three years ago we were heading in the right direction but now it’s horrendous. If this is passed I will be leaving the profession and taking The Boy out of school to home-school him.

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

      And I can completely understand why! Home schooling certainly seems tempting at the moment!

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  5. Victoria Welton
    February 2, 2014 at 9:38 am (4 years ago)

    Brilliantly written and so well said. I am with you so much on this. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm (4 years ago)

      You’re welcome, thank you for hosting x

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, and i shall have a read. So many of us saying the same…shame the government isn’t listening 🙁

      Reply

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