The Future

Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) by Celestine Chua

Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) by Celestine Chua

How do we begin to prepare our students for a future that we don’t know? Jobs that don’t yet exist?

This is what we face in schools today. This is our reality. Yet we continue to teach this curriculum that looks a lot like the one we learned decades ago that was similar to the one our grandparents learned before we did. How do we truly transform our education system rather than just making little tweeks here and there –adding a computer or a Smartphone or becoming BYOT.

Don’t get me wrong. These are important components. But to truly meet the needs of our students, we must prepare them to be ready to create, communicate, and think like never before. We know from the business world of today that the students coming to them are compliant; but they don’t want compliant –they want graduates who can think and figure it out on their own. Adults who don’t need constant direction. Adults who lead initiatives.

Our schools need change.

We keep saying this, but it will take bold leaders to stand up for our students.

It will take educators to give our schools back to our children.

It will take our country to stop using our students as negotiation tools in politics.

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Comments

  1. I can only hope that Britain begins to adopt more progressive strategies from educational world leaders like Finland. We remain anchored in the 19th century, as argued here:

    http://lovelanguageloveliterature.com/2015/03/23/british-education-a-humiliating-story/

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