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What Now? We Need To Build An Educational Ecosystem


The iPhone was introduced just 12 years ago and has radically changed our lives. In a short time, we have become dependent on millions of apps for daily living (How did we survive without Google Maps, iTunes, FaceTime, Uber, and Instagram?) Technology has also dramatically redefined the workplace, with project-focused networks replacing corporate ladders. We have all had to adapt–that is, except our schools. With their bureaucratic structures, organized like the DMV, they can’t hope to keep current with the astounding pace of change. Even if teachers went into the business world to learn new systems and technologies, these would be outdated by the time they returned to teach them. Our children need to be prepared for life in our continuously transforming world. What now? READ MORE.




I am proud to contribute to the great work being done by The Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development.

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Read my article, “Social Skills Are Critical For Future Job Seekers” in Education Week.