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Jamie Back is an Upper School STEAM Teacher & Makerspace Coordinator at Cincinnati Country Day School. Follow Jamie on Twitter: @jmeb96
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Framing a Classroom Around the Future of Work

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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.

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

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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.

Making the Most of Student Reflections

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By: Jamie Back. Jamie shares how she uses several online tools to gather and respond to student reflections about such things as their mindset, study strategies, and understanding of topics.

Inspiring Serendipity in the Classroom

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Jamie Back discusses how as a teacher you can create serendipity in the classroom and provides suggestions on how to cultivate it yourself.

Student Choice to Prepare Students for the Future of Work

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Jamie explains why the future of work's rapidly changing landscape requires our students to be flexible in their learning and why student choice is so important.

Cultivating An Innovation Mindset in the Classroom

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According to GenDIY, people who have innovation mindsets possess qualities such as “perseverance, initiative, collaboration, tenacity, and curiosity.” How can classroom teachers give students opportunities to develop an innovation mindset and build these important skills? Jamie Back offers a few ideas.

The Importance of Understanding Technology, Coding & Computational Thinking

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To many students, technology is still a black box that requires a tech support person to fix, and according to Jamie Beck, this needs to change.  For students to be successful in the future, they need to become competent and confident with technology—and troubleshooting—in various forms.

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