In the industrial world, our education system has been so successful for so long, and it has become so ingrained in our sense of cultural expectation and entitlement, and there is so much momentum behind our antique industry-based system that we may well not be able to turn it around in time. We are so well educated, that education has become the goal, not world-readiness. Itâ€™s why we spend so much time and effort teaching our students to be good students, instead of paying attention to a rapidly changing world and adapting how and what we teach to prepare our children to prosper in a rapidly changing world.
Our school district is currently all about Schlechty and making learning engaging for students. I do believe public schools as a whole need to revisit the way they “do business,” so to speak. With our digital age, students don’t HAVE to go to school to get a good education. If we want them there, we have to keep it as interesting as it is educational.
But David Warlick, on his blog quoted above, reminds us that it’s not just about engaging work. Our students are being educated, but they’re not truly becoming world ready. Are we, as educators, preparing them for our brave new world? And if not, what can we do to improve our school system?
I don’t have answers. But I know that if we all work together, we can figure it out.
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