Education for the XYZers

Today I sat in on several sessions that talked about educating today’s children–children that learn differently than we did while we were in school.  The one thing that stood out was the fact that, yes, children are different than we were when we were in school, but our challenge is the same:   to help our kids develop the critical thinking skills they will need to be successful in tomorrow’s jobs.  Technology will play a big part in helping our kids be successful, but it must be implemented with the idea that critical thinking is built into the problem solving process. 

Here is an article that talks about educating children for the 21st century.http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/sept09/vol67/num01/21st_Century_Skills@_The_Challenges_Ahead.aspx

I hope you are enjoying the challenges we face as we try to integrate the thinking skills and the technology that makes it easier.

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