What Should Schools Teach? 10 suggestions by @RichardJARogers

#10: How to teach themselves

According to a report published by computer giant Dell Technologies, 85 percen2t of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet.

Phrased another way: we are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies and techniques that have not yet been invented.

Whilst teachers have known for decades that computers were set to take over vast areas of business operations, the scale of the acceleration has been surprising even to the industry experts.

In order to really get our kids ready for the future, we must teach them how to teach themselves. Constant re-training and skills upgrades will be the name of the game for years to come.

We need to think about ways in which we can get our students to evaluate their work as they go along.

Take a look at the evaluation form, given here, and consider ways to make learning more I.T. integrated.

Introduction

#1 How to manage money

#2 How to manage emotions (especially worrying)

#3: The importance of a healthy lifestyle

#4 To question everything

#5: To respect other peoples’ rights to an opinion

#6 To value creative arts

#7 To respect the natural environment

#8 Public speaking

#9 Manners and etiquette

#10: How to teach themselves


This article was originally published at: https://richardjamesrogers.com/2018/03/25/what-should-schools-teach/

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Richard James Rogers received both his bachelor's degree and his PGCE from Bangor University (Wales, UK). This was an excellent foundation for the steep learning curve that would follow as he pursued his career as a teacher of Science and Mathematics at UK state schools, and afterwards at elite international schools in Asia. His 14 years of full time teaching experience have seen him instruct IGCSE German, KS3 and 4 Science and Mathematics and three subjects at 'advanced level': Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. He also went on to lead a team of students to win the Thailand Tournament of Minds Championship in 2012 and has been an active educational blogger, columnist and online pedagogical content editor since 2010. His debut book: 'The Quick Guide to Classroom Management: 45 Secrets That All High School Teachers Need to Know', was rated 9.5 out of 10 in a recent UKEdChat book review, and offers an overview of what, in his experience and research, works best when it comes to engaging your learners and being happy in your job as a high school teacher.

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