Sunday, March 31, 2013

#1 Reason Chinese Students Out Perform Most Of The World




From the VLOG of Keith Ballard

"Chinese students will continue to outperform American students academically regardless 
of the amount of money that The United States Government throws at the Educational System. 

  The family structure of the Chinese is far more intact than the American family structure. 
         Without a strong family structure - there can not be a strong Educational System!"


It all starts with parenting.
You set the tone which shall reverberate for the entirety of your child's life.

Parents who value education...
make it a priority in their child's life.

Respect for education...
Respect for others and their property...
and, most of all...
Self-Respect...
these are necessary components for true education to take place.

A child without respect...
feels he has nothing to learn from others...
and so...
he doesn't.






Public Education:  U.S. vs. China

One of the questions asked by the interviewer...

"Do we want a 14, 13, 12 year old deciding what they want to do with their lives?"


My thoughts:

It is precisely because so many children don't think ahead...
 don't look at the horizon and plot a course...
that they don't feel the need to ever set sail.

There is no sense of urgency...
no sense of direction...
no need to stock provisions...
no sense of adventure...
no sense of future.

This is the reason that so many feel lost.

They feel that being a cork in the ocean...
being at the mercy of the tides...
 is fine.

To know a direction in life...
 is to have the inner desire to learn 
all that is necessary to excel as the Captain of his vessel.

To strive for his destiny
(as determined by him...not the currents)...
puts the value of his education at the forefront of his mind.

With the knowledge that his education will be a prime factor 
in his ability to choose his destiny...
he will automatically start to truly listen and observe...
to truly think and reason...
because it is important to his life.


True learning will simply not take place without this happening.

A goal for which to strive...
focuses the drive.

If merely focusing the sun's rays can melt steel...
what do you think the focused drive of a child can do?






Correct eating is taught by correctly eating where they learn...
at home...AND at school.

Ketchup is NOT a fruit or a vegetable.

Pizza (American style), Corn Dogs, Hot Dogs...
 are an occasional treat...
NOT a healthful meal.

Soda machines at schools?

SHAME ON THEM!


What children are fed early in life sets the pattern for what they shall later eat.

What a person eats in life determines much of his health for life.



Your child need not be part of the poor U.S. World standings
in K - 12 in ALL of the major subjects.

Homeschool them AFTER school...
everyday.

Start as early as possible...
make it a daily habit...
he will excel.


Now...
you will notice I said...
K - 12.

We are still known for the quality of higher education.

I am sure you can see the reason that many of the children 
in our country from our K - 12 public school system
never attend higher education...
or drop out.

They simply are NOT prepared.

IT IS NOT THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY
OF SOCIETY TO PREPARE CHILDREN
FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

IT IS THE PARENTS' SACRED DUTY
TO ENSURE THEIR CHILDREN ARE 
PREPARED TO TRULY LEARN...
AND ARE GUIDED IN THEIR STUDIES...
AT HOME.

WHY?

BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IT TAKES...
THAT IS WHAT WORKS.

Don't believe me...
look at what successfully works around the world.


LOOK...
LISTEN...
LEARN
 (analyze and reason...grasp the universal concepts)...
APPLY.


This is what it takes to truly learn.


One thing I have noticed...
time and again...
from other parents I have overheard
(yes...I eavesdrop...you learn far more from others 
when they do not know you are listening  :)...
so many are more concerned that their child's coach or teacher was
verbally stern with their child...
instead of them being concerned that their child was not truly 
OBSERVING AND LISTENING!

(I am talking from the general...
and not the anomalies)

They are so concerned that their child was shown disrespect!

Of course...
they hadn't thought of how their child had shown 
disrespect by not truly observing, listening, and applying.

RESPECT...
is more shown through correct actions...
and correct inactions...
than through anything else.

I am SO grateful for the adults in my life...
especially the ones who had to occasionally yell...
or had to physically check me when I needed it.

I was not so embarrassed at being corrected...
as I was ashamed at having made it necessary for someone to do this
in order to correct my actions.

I was the cause of the necessity of the correction.

I saw the need...
I appreciated the person caring enough to correct me
by what ever means necessary.

I felt a strong urge to make them proud of me in the future...
to show them that I was better than my past transgression.

This is RESPECT.

My self-respect came after seeing my self growth over time...
through my conquering of my fears and inner demons
(anger / laziness...ok...work in progress :)

SELF-RESPECT IS EARNED.

(and NO...it doesn't mean that you are a target of abuse until
you earn it.  Everyone deserves basic human respect...
however...self-respect must come from the concerted efforts of the person).


So much of today's disrespect comes from the free disturbing of others' peace. 
 So many youths feel free to talk and banter loudly in areas occupied by others.  

They, incorrectly, feel that "free speech"
allows them to say what ever they wish...when ever they wish...
and in any manner they wish.  

When youth lacks respect for others...
it means that they think THEY know everything.

A child who knows everything...
learns nothing.

Respect is a primer for learning.

It is taught...
AT HOME.


A parent who respects education...
teaches his child respect, and guides him in his studies.

A child who respects his parents...
truly listens (most of the time :)...
and will do anything to make them proud of him.

When he sees the results of his concerted efforts in his studies...
he learns self-respect.


A child who has learned respect...
learns to truly listen and observe.

A child who truly listens and observes...
truly learns.

A child who truly learns...
then learns how to apply.

A child who applies...
excels

(this pattern applies to everything in life)

A child who excels...
eventually achieves his goals in life...
whether it be in love, enough wealth, creative goals...etc.

So why is education SO important?

Because...
it allows the child to experience true and deep happiness in life.

Why?

Because it allows him to pursue that which makes him the most happy.

He is free to walk through any of the open doors of opportunity
which are presented to him because of his efforts...
not just the left over doors presented to those
 who had not applied themselves in life.














2 comments:

  1. I think too often blame is put on teachers or "the system" and not enough on family structures or parents. Schools can only do so much if the child is not raised properly at home.

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  2. You are absolutely correct. What schools can do now...is to not accept poor behavior at school.

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