Gavin McCormack inspires me daily. He sends me emails daily and his passion for education is beautiful. I entirely agree with his post about education being about teaching empathy, love and compassion and the essential skills that help students make the world a better place for every living organism.
McCormack believes it is not about remembering facts to pass a test that compare and rank children against each other. He believes children are unique individuals, each with totally different goals and should be compared to the child they were yesterday.
The lessons McCormack suggests all include students learning about empathy, communication, equality, emotional intelligence, confidence, love, happiness, understanding, collaboration, leadership, resilience, independence, intention, organization and compromise. Education is not about facts, it’s about life.