The other day after a common planning session, one of my colleagues shared this video of a student. You may see him an an ordinary pupil, but he speaks for the millennial masses under the Common Core standards reform. With an open mind, please check out this video and share your thoughts.
In my humble opinion, these are very difficult times in education. As an educator, I must take the huge responsibility to maintain the course (of study) and trail blaze new territory. The next generation must be educated in preparation for jobs that don’t exist yet. However, take note that real world connections and effective communication are two skills that are necessary, period.
I know that you’ve heard this before, but unlike my generation or the previous generation who are still in the trenches, we cannot present content in a way that it was presented to us. An overhaul or the politically correct term in education would be reform is definitely needed.
I suppose I should get more involved with this side of activism outside the classroom. This way I am able to see that students get what is required to become “productive 21st century citizens.”
Do you model what is required to be a productive 21st century citizen? Like Malcolm X eloquently expressed, “if you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything.”