The author argues that we should teach students to be proficient users of technology. I agree with this statement and I intend to use technology more frequently with my current students. The author also says that ''we need schooling that prepares students for a new world they will live in, not the one we grew up in''. This was probably the statement that stuck with me the most. We teach students a variety of subjects but we are not necessarily preparing students for the real world. I have noticed we emphasize that students should go to college but we don't really advise them on what to do when they get there or what they should study in order to improve their skills for the modern workplace. Many college students major in subjects that do not teach you the skills to compete for occupations that are in demand.
This semester I intend to teach my students to work with technology and the internet to prepare them for life after high school. Students will have to research a career they intend to pursue and then create a resume that would include the type of education, work experience, and skills that are required to obtain that career. Then students would practice interviewing each other for the jobs they've chosen. This will allow them to work with technology and learn something valuable in the real world that nobody really teaches you to do.
I would have no problem to committing to the six unlearing/relearning ideas for educators. I could share my work with other educators on social media. I am currently working on meeting ''strangers'' on social media that have interesting things to share regarding education and my subject matter. I would love to have students discover the material on their own and maybe even some things I don't know. Most importantly I want to do real work for real audiences meaning teaching things that are relevant for students in their lives.
Richardson, W. (2013). Why school?: How education must change when information and learning are everywhere. New York: Ted.