Matric results 2010| filed under: Energy Inhibitors
An excellent editorial in a recent Financial Mail has yet another insight into the "rigging" of the 2010 Matric results...adjusting the marks secretly was one...the other was adjusting the numbers of candidates! If you make sure that only those candidates who have a chance of passing, actually write the exams, your results look that much better.
The numbers show clearly that 22000 fewer students wrote matric compared with the previous year...large numbers were apparently excluded. Q.E.D. as we used to say.....quite easily done!
I quote from the editorial. "What is the difference between a school teacher and a sumo wrestler?" is one of the questions posed by the authors of Freakonomics, which takes an entertaining look at how incentives work to distort outcomes in the real world. The difference it turns out is nothing: "both cheat by rigging outcomes."
The roots of the problem facing education in South Africa,and in many other countries as well, is the absence of energy in the classroom....low energy learning spaces yield low learning outcomes.
Jim Loehr in the book he co-wrote, "The Power of Full Engagement" says the same thing about life.
"Managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance, as well as health, happiness and life balance. The number of hours in a day is fixed but the energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live your life" and the way we inspire our teachers and give our children a lifelong love of learning!...and genuinely enhance our Matric results.