One comment on “Are we preparing our students for the future we wanted or the one they will own?

  1. I definitely agree with you on your emphasis on collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving. These skills are so transferable; they can be used in any profession. The technology piece is something I have been thinking about lately, though. I agree that focusing solely on technology wouldn’t help a number of students do all that they need to do as they enter the workforce. But that is why I think the technology must be seen as a tool, a tool not just for the future, but a tool for now.

    I think that technology opens huge possibilities in the areas of reflection and connection. Connecting students with experts in trades, businesses, and academics can give them a great window into what the job holds. Allowing students to reflect and build on each others reflections leads to a deeper understanding. And connections, often through technology, allow teachers to teach differently than they did yesterday. . .as they are exposed to ideas that come from around the world.

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