Category: Careers and Job Markets

Our Children Need to R.E.A.D to Succeed in the 21st Century

This pandemic is revealing a lot about how well we are preparing our children for their future. We have to ask ourselves if they have the skills they need to handle life’s unexpected twists and turns. If not, let this be our wake-up call. Adaptability, critical thinking, collaboration, and compassion are vital to weathering these storms. Unfortunately, these are not skills they learn in our standardized school systems. In fact, they learn the opposite–compliance, dependence, and competitiveness.

What Now? We Need To Build An Educational Ecosystem

Like pioneers, we must band together to prepare students to adapt to this new economy, while schools undergo significant restructuring. Parents, businesses, and community leaders must take responsibility–individually and collectively–for building a community-based ecosystem that helps students develop vital skill sets (adaptability, collaboration, creativity, tech-savvy, critical thinking) and gain exposure to the real world. 

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