Schools aren't good at innovation, said Grant Lichtman in a TEDx talk given to teachers in Denver. They are big, bureaucratic, risk averse and affected by politics more than smart education policy.
Change is necessary and schools need to embrace the idea of “teaching into the unknown,” since the rapid pace of change makes it impossible to foresee exactly what the future will look like for current students.
Instead, schools need to teach students to be self-evolving, so they can adapt to change as it comes.
That means that schools need to become self-evolving institutions themselves, embracing change and preparing kids for their future, not looking back at the past. His challenge to all educators: stop talking about it; start doing it.
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