Teaching for the Future – Thinking Beyond Graduation

Sometimes it's hard to remember that we're teaching for the future. It's a tough job because no one knows what the future will hold, but hopefully this quote will help. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

Among test scores and new curriculum standards, it's easy to forget what the final goal is sometimes. This quote, shared by D. Justin Tarte, will help keep us on track and focus on what teaching is all about – preparing students for the future. This quote from Alexis Ringwald, CEO of LearnUP, estimates that 65 percent of students we're currently training will have jobs that don't exist yet. So, even in the middle of testing seasons, it's worth remembering what we're really preparing students for.teaching for the future

Do you think this quote will prove true or false? How can we help students prepare for unknown jobs?

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.