Who wants the public school disabled?

       It has become crystal clear the fact that some hands are working maliciously hard to destroy the “famous” public school which had been known for making great minds. No two would disagree that the public school is turning into a nightmare for both teachers and serious students.

       The public school nowadays has become a dream breaker par excellence for two obvious reasons. First, the government has shown its intention to get rid of the public school for being exhausting the budget. For this “sacred” purpose, the government imposes its banal rules on how learners should be graded and how they must graduate. They are crazy rules, of course, but they intend to make parents angry and “choose” to enrol their kids in private schools. Too many students bottled in a classroom designed for no more than 25. Second, the students who hardly know what school is for, come with no obvious purpose, and particularly with no motivation. They have all the rights even to disdain the teachers and the school stuff.

       Someone is after the gracious school which not far back in time was the symbol of peace, tolerance and intellect. Someone is trying hard to destroy it as it has become a burden. Say good bye to the future because school which is the only secure road leading to it is being erased from the map.

Motivation is the word

       When i see what other people are doing, i have the impression that i am either out of the track, or i am brilliant…. well! For the time being i’d prefer to stick to the second supposition. Let me be a little crazy for a while. When I wake up, … if i do, i’ll try again! I am not a big mouth actually, i want to be measured to great teachers who have paved the way for me to be better and to make a difference no matter how little it is.

       Well, teaching has become a very complicated task in an era when the learners are not sure about the reason why they still go to school; hence they have no idea what they really want. Actually they want everything but without the minor effort. It seems that they are not prepared neither aware of what motivation has to do with studying. They are neither motivated nor motivating (for their teachers). The have nothing motivating about them, therefore they need a miracle to make them aware of the importance of being motivated to be able to achieve something in life. Motivating this sloth generation has almost become impossible.

        My craziness comes from the fact that i still believe i can make a difference with them. I like adversity. I am keen on challenging the unchallengeable, and thank God i’m not the only one. There are teachers who have been struggling to make a positive change in the life of their students even before i become a teacher myself. I have a name that is ringing in my head right now. Mr Abdessalami Mubarak has always been on the front line. Personally i admit that he has changed a lot in my way of thinking and approaching the problems I face during my classes. I start thinking outside the box, and i subsequently feel i am brilliant in being crazy because i want to improve myself and better my teaching techniques. Well, i confess i sometimes go off track, and it is this kind hardworking teacher who brings me back to the path of righteousness as far as the term needs someone to believe in heartedly. Several other teachers like Mr Abdessalami are working hard to make a difference, and i must say i consider myself one of them. Lucky me!

Speeches are great, then what?

       Most responsible people are good at using colourful words in their speeches, yet they are shallow as far as their content is concerned. Speeches are beautifully good at wishing, but they are terribly weak at turning their wishes into plans, and real projects. Implementation is the secretive missing word in their dealing with life issues. Our educational system needs change, sure, however this change needs engagement. The question is why this change never happens although we witness a complete fall apart of our school that doesn’t seem to end soon.

       We are fed up with words; let’s step forward for effective action. Many teachers have been warning of this fall for ages, the ministry on the other hand looks out of order. Now they resume talking about reforms. Yes, but only through speeches which are no more than wishes. Everything fades away from the very moment the speeches mute.

       Besides words, there is ash. Wake up, there is resistance to change, and this delays actions and kills good intentions. Are they serious about making a difference? I doubt that. I advise them to shut up and roll up sleeves. We need people who know what the word “reform” means. All of us can pretend good intentions, but since nothing is visible in the field, we are only dreaming, and it’s high time we stopped dreaming and move to act. For this to be feasible, let’s wake up first !!!!