“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”Friedrich Nietzsche
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During a session I was facilitating, one of the questions a participant asked was,
How do we prepare students for a future that we are all uncertain of?
My first thought was, are we even preparing them for right now?
You look around at our world and you see everyone have a mobile device (there will be more mobile devices than people by the end of the year), yet many schools are still struggling with putting devices in the hands of students, or worse, won’t allow kids bring in their own devices. Our students should have real time access to information, know how to evaluate it, use it, create because of it, and be able to share to an audience. Do our schools today look anything like our world now?
If we worked with students to give them the ability to critically think, adapt, change, and connect and share their knowledge, wouldn’t they be prepared for whatever the future brought their way?
I love the notion of preparing students for the future, but I think that preparing them for their world right now is probably a good place to start.
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