"We are living a public life on a global stage, the ones who can express themselves best, will be heard." -Laura Hill, Author The Great Story World Mix-Up, co-creator #whatisschool

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Whatisschool September 4, 2014

Thank you for showing me once again what it means to be a teacher; dedication, passion and amazing ideas!  As we move forward into a new era of education and opportunity we are bound to provide students with the best chance at a future where they will be leaders, creators and inventors. These talks we are having today are shaping that future and are the first step in creating a new definition of education with students, parents and teachers in forefront. Keep pushing, trying new teaching methods, technologies and global solutions and encourage others you know including students to share their ideas at #whatisschool.  You are amazing. Archives are below.

Re-imagining school, what will you do this fall?
#WhatIsSchool September 4, 2014 7PM EDT

Lately, global discussions with educators have focused on many exciting innovations happening in teaching including technology, methodology and implementation of classroom design. But for every good idea or opportunity conversations suggest an equally bad result if changes in education aren't treated with focus and thoughtfulness regarding the purpose of the education itself.  Roughly half the students in current teaching systems are under prepared, or under challenged by the curriculum. Add to the thought that we are training students for opportunities in a world in which only 40% of the jobs currently available will remain in existence.  With more and more strategies cropping up for alternative education and completely new school models, how will you change?  

Questions for this week's chat #whatisschool 

Thursday, September 4, 2014 7PM EDT are posted below.

Q1) Assuming half your students won't be prepared for the workforce after education, what can you do to change it?

Q2) What is the critical skill you are not able to teach that would change student's futures for the better?

Q3) How can you use technology or modern methodology to better prepare students for jobs & higher education?

Q4) How can you use global components & real world experience to enhance learning for unchallenged students?

Q5) What is one thing you would ask of administrators in order to accomplish the goals set in questions 3 or 4?

Q6) If your children were in school today what skills would you want them to have upon graduation?

Archives from tonight's chat!

Co-moderated by children's book author and education thought leader Laura Hill @candylandcaper and international educator Craig Kemp @Mrkempnz  Please contact either of us with your questions and ideas, we'd love to hear from you!

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