Ditch That Textbook: 12 ideas to prepare students for jobs that don’t exist yet

The career frontier is an ever-changing one.

Sixty-five percent of today’s schoolchildren will eventually be employed in jobs that have yet to be created, according to this U.S. Department of Labor report.

Educators have a daunting task ahead of them: teach students skills to solve problems we’ve never seen before and won’t see for years.

Even today’s technology skills may be obsolete before students graduate, let alone before they reach the workforce.

Thankfully, some skills are timeless. They’ve been relevant for decades, centuries. They will continue to be relevant into the future. These skills – and a handful of other more modern-day skills – will serve our students well as they enter the “real world.”

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