Making Lessons of LIFE

At the end of eighteen years of education, young graduates step out to take on the world and its challenges armed with a degree, a piece of paper. Regrettably, our graduation courses are designed to get our children ready for a ‘livelihood’; the irony of our times is that most of our graduates who step out in the world are unemployable!

I wonder what on earth did we teach them for 18 long years?! The bigger irony is that in this process of teaching our children to get a ‘livelihood’, we have forgotten that there is a ‘life’ that they have to live.  Our educational system focuses very little on preparing students for life, and this is where I’m convinced that that our education system is completely broken!

Teachers who learnt yesterday are teaching children today to live a life tomorrow. Teaching what we teach today, in the manner we teach today, is one of the biggest jokes going around. The pace at which our world is changing is incredible. It is estimated that children studying in grade 1 today will do jobs in future that we have never heard of! 40% of the jobs that we do today will not be required 10 years from now and half of our children will land up doing jobs that have not yet been discovered. In future, every individual will change careers 5-6 times in their working life. Remember, I am talking about careers not jobs. Our children are going to face challenges that we have never heard about. We need to equip our children with skills to adapt to unknown, unanticipated situations. There is an old saying, “When in doubt stick to the basics”. Teaching information and lessons of the past is old school. We need to equip our children with skills today to solve future problems. Having worked closely with children for over 18 years, I have learnt that you cannot teach children. Nonetheless, children learn. The best way that anyone learns is through experiences. As educators the best we can do is to create experiences for children that will enable them to learn. As educators we have to make lessons for life, make lessons of life. For almost two decades, EduMedia has been striving to make a difference in the school education space. From 26 May 2016, EduMedia will evolve into its new avatar as LXL Ideas and our Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) is ‘Making lessons of Life’. Our educational system teaches our children the A to Z, however, in this process the X factor often goes missing. The X factor between Learning and Life is our ability to improve the quality of all our lives. Each building block of our logo represents Learning and as a unit, our logo means Exponential Learning.

Our values are LIFE itself:

We Love what we do

We are Inquisitive we ask questions

We are Free to make things better

Empathy makes us responsible towards the world

As my team and I strive to create meaningful experiences for children and educators under the banner of LXL Ideas, I look forward to your continued support and encouragement as we set out on our journey to Make Lessons of Life! 

As my team and I strive to create meaningful experiences for children and educators under the banner of LXL Ideas, I look forward to your continued support and encouragement as we set out on our journey to Make Lessons of Life!

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