Sunday, October 18, 2009

PLN 14

PLN 14

I found the article Educational Leadership by Tony Wagner very interesting. While there were several fascinating ideas such as the seven survival skills that were presented in the article, I was left feeling somewhat worried by the information. I was surprised that many of the best and brightest students in AP classes seemed to not posses many of the seven survival skills mentioned in the article. If it is clear that schools are not teaching many of the skills employers are demanding, how do today’s students prepare for the workplace of the future? Certainly, many of the skills can be learned in settings away from school, but many survival skills are best learned at school. Another question is if students in America lack these skills, how will that impact our country in the future? Both schools and students will need to change the way we are taught and the way we learn to ensure we all have a bright future.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your closing sentence. Schools do need to adapt, but in my opinion, so does society, which you mentioned as well. In what ways do you think educators or society could help prepare these students for their future?