I’m sure all of us have experienced time stopping at some point in our lives. But when I think back, the most vivid memories of time stopping come from my time in school. And I’d be willing to bet money that that’s the same for the majority of people out there. Which says a lot about our schools, doesn’t it? The world is so fascinating and exciting, and there are so many interesting things to learn. I love to observe the endless curiosity in my kids, and the older they get, the more I get anxious about what school will be like for them.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not bashing teachers here. There are some really great teachers out there, but they are embedded in this incredibly rigid and change-resistant system. At least here where I live. It seems that we’re still dealing with the after effects of the Prussian education system, optimized on drilling future soldiers and factory workers rather than open-minded, curious, critical thinkers. Even though, especially in today’s world, it is so important to be flexible. It’s very likely that the jobs my kids will take up in a couple of decades haven’t even been invented yet. And I sure hope that they won’t be working jobs where time will be sliced into rigid segments, announced by a bell.

Anyway, I’m going off on a tangent again here! Sure looks like Chuck’s critical thinking and problem solving facilities are perfectly intact, haha!