Graduation Speech : Childhood Education Essay example

1314 Words Oct 27th, 2016 6 Pages
Miriam Beatriz Avelar Dr. Julie Shattuck EN 101 10 October 2016 Early Childhood Education When I started my school education in Kindergarten at the age of 5, it seemed as if my education had to fit a mold, where creativity was not part of the curriculum. It was as if learning, and how I learn was determined by a cookie cutter structure, my options at that time where non- existent, and not only for me but also for my parents. Education back then meant to learn by fear in that children were exposed to learn by punishment rather than reward. Our parents did what they could when it came to the way we learn, and what they could not do was just not done. Education was mechanical and robotic, no time to think. For instance, we learned that; red, yellow and green, were the colors of the flag. My young classmates and I had to repeat this at least 20 times a day: red, yellow, green, red, yellow, green, red yellow, green etc. etc. At the age of 5, it is difficult to understand that this robotic memorization is what learning means. Not to mention that creativity was left in the darkest corner of my kindergarten classroom. Now I have two children of my own, a young precious boy who my husband and I name Nathan, and our active, lovable son Blake, they are 6 and 3 years old. Nathan was able to start his education at the age of 4. It was his very first experience in a classroom setting, he was now in pre-kindergarten. My husband and I, see how much he learns every day, and how much more he…

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