Giving Compass' Take:

· With the demands of the workforce changing, Rachelle Dene Poth discusses the best way educators can prepare to teach students the skills they need for their future.

· What is being added to the curriculum to provide students with the necessary lessons they need? How has the future availability of work affected the way students learn? 

· Read more about this topic and building entrepreneurship skills in students.

How do we prepare teachers so that they can, in turn, best prepare the students for the future of work? Rachelle Dene Poth shares thoughts on how educators can prepare themselves for the future through continuous learning.

A lot of the conversations happening today in education are focused on how we can best prepare our students for the future. What are the types of experiences that our students should have? How can we create authentic, innovative learning opportunities for students that will help them to develop the skills they might need in the future? These are probably the two most common questions that I hear and that I ask myself quite often. Besides the content that I teach, what else can I embed into the curriculum that will best prepare my students?

The answer is not clear. We cannot make accurate predictions about what the future of work or the future of learning will look like, so how can we know exactly how to prepare our students for five, ten, or more years down the road? Using the knowledge that we have now, by staying active with the discussion as it happens, and continuing to learn more about changes and trends in education, will give us the best possibilities for bringing in new ideas or resources that will help us to best prepare our students. However, I think that there is another important component that has to be part of the conversations surrounding the future of learning and the future of work, and that is how do we prepare teachers so that they can, in turn, best prepare the students?

Read the full article about preparing educators for the future of work by Rachelle Dene Poth at Getting Smart.