Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thomas Friedman Article

Need a Job? Invent It

 ". . . the goal of education today, . . . , should not be to make every child “college ready” but “innovation ready” — ready to add value to whatever they do."
“because knowledge is available on every Internet-connected device, what you know matters far less than what you can do with what you know."
Here is a bold comment:  
"The capacity to innovate — the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life — and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge."
Implications for us:
"What does that mean for teachers and principals?
Teachers,” he said, 'need to coach students to performance excellence, and principals must be instructional leaders who create the culture of collaboration required to innovate.' " 


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