Education is really popular education
Education is inherently controversial because there are so many methods, many educational environments and so many different knowledge that parents wonder which way to direct their children. Within each parent, there is also an ideological struggle about how to guide their children’s learning.
Although the same goal is to want their children to be human, independent and proactive in their future lives, there have been different streams of directions among parents.
People are determined to release their children to learn with nature, less pressure to study. Some people invest in an expensive or stressful educational environment for their children to succeed in the future. You want your children to learn a little, learn from life. The best people let their children participate in furnaces, tough competitions for their children to enter specialized schools, selected classes…
However, an article below with a different perspective will show you what education needs most and it is not as complicated as people think.
From the point of view of father of two, Nguyen Duc Quang, education is extremely simple, neither heavy nor fussy with formidable methods.
The father, Dr. Nguyen Duc Quang, teaches his children “alone and one way” but is very convincing.
His principle of education is very simple, it is to be close to life. So “no need for Montessori or Steiner” and “there is no need to be luxurious, gorgeous, glittering and expensive, because education is life”.
He also told me that: “If you have to choose, give up playing the piano and go up the hill to listen to the birds singing. If you have to choose, give up painting and go up to the fields and watch the rice sown in the wind. If you have to choose, You should give up doing math homework for a while and go gradually to sifting rice to help your parents and chefs.If you have to choose, you should give up reading for a while but go help me print the order receipt to be ready in time. If you have to choose, you should carry the portable study table to the hallway to study while looking after the pineapple honey pot until late at night to help your parents.”.
And the ending sentence completely sums up what he wants to say is: “Education is really popular education, educating children from potatoes, from cassava, from paddy, from rice, from trading from selling manure from ashes. It doesn’t matter. hideous and luxurious.”
Have to let everything happen in the most authentic way, don’t paint it, don’t make it glitter and artificially shiny
Nguyen Duc Quang wrote:
“What is education really?
Just like our grandparents have done for thousands of years, no need for Montessori or Steiner anything terrible. What is the simplest, most rustic, most sincere, most ordinary, most convenient, cheapest and not only free but also extra money. BUT the real education is that it needs a tolerance, generosity, perseverance, patience at the top for children.
There are many teachers who are well-trained in Mon or Steiner, but they are not sure to have the tolerance and especially the perseverance to be patient with children. Because of those qualities that no school or training program can do, must be created by the school of life and old enough to have. It is the wisdom of the experienced, it is never the wisdom that is taught and learned.
No one can teach anyone perseverance, perseverance, patience, but only those who want to have it and work hard to have it can only have it. Educators without that quality only teach in the style of rice.
With this kind of education in the hills, nothing is complicated and there is no need to be luxurious, gorgeous, glittering and expensive. Because education is life. If there is cow dung out there, in the course of school children must have cow dung. If there is rice and rice out there, the child’s learning process must have rice and rice. Have to let everything happen in the most authentic way, don’t paint it, don’t make it glitter and artificially shiny. What is truth is itself already true and beautiful. The beauty of truth. The beauty of wisdom. The beauty of nature. The good lies in the truth. Beauty is always in the truth. If it’s not real, it’s not good and it can’t be beautiful even though it looks beautiful.
Hill School students are “released” to learn from labor and nature.
I always educate my biological children that if they have to choose, they should give up playing the piano and go up the hill to listen to the birds singing and the running water. If I had to choose, I would give up painting and go to the fields and watch the rice sown in the wind. If you have to choose, please give up doing math homework for a while to gradually sifting grain to help parents and chefs. If you have to choose, give up reading for a while and help me print the order receipt to prepare for customers to buy food. If you have to choose, please carry the portable study table to the hallway to study while looking after the pineapple honey pot until late at night to help your parents. In the evening of the epidemic season, parents have to put their feet on their necks to teach high school exam preparation online for brothers and sisters to get an American degree, parents can’t both teach and cook honey pot, the children can study and work for their parents at the same time. And if you need to learn knitting, your parents will let you knit bamboo and rattan to create a fly swatter to create a broom to help parents save money and reuse this Earth’s burden. If you have to sew and sew, help your parents sew the old curtain that is torn or sew the tablecloth with the torn piece. Reuse everything to ease the burden on this Earth. What does it take to practice on models and in eye-catching luxury classrooms? Because it’s not life. Learn something and learn from life, that wisdom will return to the best life. And learning from life, you will think to solve problems of the most authentic life, you will be rich in money and rich in soul.
Learn something and learn from life, that wisdom will return to the best life
Real education is teaching children how to live, how to think, how to solve problems from the most honest little things, nothing has to be expensive and fancy. That does not mean that when children grow up, they will only know how to do those little manual things and they will only live with those ordinary things. And it does not mean that children grow up knowing only those petty and trivial thoughts. But educating children with ordinary things is how education helps children form healthy roots. From that root the child will collide with life and will be able to live with a greater variety of things, even with luxuries and extravagant luxuries when it comes to adaptation and expression. Keeping the roots healthy and long-lasting is difficult, but learning some luxurious things, you don’t need to learn, you will learn quickly.
My two children have been educated in this way for more than a decade since returning to Vietnam. My big friend is 16 years old and I always respect all the luxurious and lavish lifestyles of many people around but I always avoid. People like to take pictures of the yearbook in virtual places and do things to look like they have power and money, so I told them to ignore them, but I didn’t participate. However, when they have to join their parents in luxurious parties in high-class places and with people who are really rich and powerful, the children always show courtesy, self-control and know they are with them. who haha. When I went to the US for a Blended Learning training with my parents, that Friday evening, the entire academy had to go to the auditorium to listen to the weekend lecture of the director’s family. Seeing everyone around are polite clothes, shiny hair glued, fragrant perfume power; Different from normal working days, everyone is casual and doesn’t care about appearance. My son at that time was only 7 years old, that night asked: Is it beautiful to have a son and a tie like this? Is your hair shiny enough like this? All my friends around are preparing to listen to the lecture on Friday night, very polite, beautiful, and fragrant. At that time, I thought to myself, well, even though I was educated with straw and corn and cassava; When it’s time to be elegant, polite and classy, your child can still do it, instinctively.
The school’s staff and teachers are practicing breeding and trading bonsai while making money during the Covid season, and have materials and experience to teach students through real projects.
Parents will continue to be consistent with the path of educating their children with corn and potatoes with rice and rice. At the age of 18, parents let their children go. At that time, it is up to the children to decide which direction to go, parents will advise from afar.
Education is really popular education, educating children from potatoes, from cassava, from rice, from rice, from trading from selling from manure. There’s no need for anything fancy or fancy.”
Talking more about this father, Mr. Nguyen Duc Quang is also a very special person. He himself is a teacher, having studied and lived abroad for a while. Both he and his wife hold doctoral degrees abroad and have worked as lecturers at Hanoi National University of Education and VNU. Currently, they are the owners of Spring Hill School, a school famous for its educational philosophies that are close to nature and close to life. His educational method always has a very different perspective from the majority, radical in simplicity.
Currently, due to the COVID-19 epidemic situation, the school is temporarily shifting to the development of crops, livestock and providing agricultural products and food for families in the school community. That is also the reason, he needs his children to be involved in the present life as he wrote “you should give up reading for a while and help mom print orders for customers” to integrate with the times. At least, for the time being, a lesson in survival is really needed.