As I look around the school every day, I stop and wonder how many people really know what is going on behind the doors of our school, any school for that matter. When you turn the TV on and watch the news, more often than not, what you see are all the negative things that this generation of humans, our future are doing. Very rarely do you see any of the good things they are doing, the efforts they are making, nor some of the conversations they are having.
Maybe that is part of the problem. They continually get the wrong end of the stick. They continually get beatdown and not built up in a society that has molded them to be who and what they are today.
I see, first hand, the good things they are doing at East Hall. Students are getting training in TV productions, students are learning to read and singing their music, students are learning instruments to play and playing them very well, I might add. I see students putting forth efforts to get good grades, not because of the pressure they get from their parents, but because they have a vision for a future they desire to chase.
These are some of the stories that you will never see on the news. I am one who still believes that these good news stories still outweigh the bad we see on TV.
I see students learning technology, students learning the art of sports and teamwork, students learning great social and communication skills. Students are learning the best way they know how and how it is available to them. Students are doing so much more than most people see.
The disconnect is the method in which it is taught versus the way it is received and learned. Educators do a great job in teaching and pushing students to be great but it is lost sometimes in the way students see the necessity of the subject being presented. Students want to know the who, what, when, where, and why the subject is important. That’s the jist of this generation, if we can explain the “W’s” to them, then they are willing to learn it their way. I don’t care how they learn, I just care that they learn. We, as educators, are the vessels for their knowledge and a step on their ladder.
Through us, the news media will one day get it right and show the good things that are going on in the world of education. Here at East Hall, if you haven’t seen something good, click on the link below and be Blessed: