Difference Making

Understanding Why We Work Should Inform Education

Regardless of the instructional approach, teachers are tasked with creating a pathway to work for their students. Michael Niehoff and countless other teachers are trying to unlock the magic of how we can maximize and optimize the internal desire to work.

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Future of Work

Framing a Classroom Around the Future of Work

One teacher decided to frame their entire school year around the future of work, analyzing the teaching and learning in their classroom in the context of takeaways from future of work reports, and chose strategies outlined in this post to educate and prepare students for the workplace ahead.

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Future of Work

How Will Work Change in the Coming Decades? A Pittsburgh Case Study

According to the report “Still Hiring Humans: The Future of Work in Pittsburgh and Beyond,” workers of the future might change jobs as many as 15 times in their lifetimes. What should schools, employers, and communities focus on to prepare students for the future of work? Analyzing the report through the lens of an educator, Jamie Back summarizes her top takeaways.

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Future of Work

How Educators Can Prepare for the Future of Work

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.

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Future of Learning

Preparing All Learners for an Uncertain Future of Work

By: Katherine Prince. It is unknown what the emerging future of work will look like, making it even more critical that we help young people and education and employment stakeholders plan for multiple possible futures. Take a look at KnowledgeWorks' new foundation for readiness.

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Future of Work

The Future of Work: How Do We Prepare Our Students?

Acknowledging that today’s students will need a variety of 21st century skills upon entering the future workplace, Rachelle Dene Poth explores five types of learning experiences that facilitate the student learning process.

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Personalized Learning

9 Ways To Make Student Work Authentic

Making learning more “real” has long been a goal of those who have promoted everything from project-based learning to career technical education. Both learners and learning facilitators want learning where the ‘why’ is an integral part of the process. It’s this desire to be “real” that has now found its way into our vernacular as “authenticity”.

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Future of Learning

World-Class Work Takes Models, Practice, Revision and Support

We've visited thousands of high schools around the world and seen young people doing world-class work both inside and outside the classroom. Here are the common conditions, cultures and connections we've observed that power this world-class work.

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Personalized Learning

The 12 Shifts for Student-Centered Hybrid Environments

With remote and hybrid learning staying on the horizon, it's critical to understand: how have expert education practitioners worldwide successfully adapted their practice in the uncertain education climate?

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