As we ponder the impact of innovations and adaptations on society, our schools and ourselves, the notion and reality of deep transition — or transitions — frames my thinking.
It is said life is defined by transitions. Nothing ever stays the same. Some Buddhist philosophers, and some country singers, might say: “You can’t step into the same river twice.”
That seems right.
The river flows.
How do we prepare our students for a hyper-connected global society defined by significant changes? We cannot predict how the river will flow and change. We can only give our kids the tools to adapt and manage the transitions.
Speaking of transition:
CAPSS has connected with Encore.org. Check out the website. The book by founder Marc Freedman (How to Live Forever) is worthwhile as background.
As we transition into a new global reality of a huge and growing population of elders living longer lives, the need for innovation in how we accomplish meaningful, sustainable intergenerational relationships becomes essential. We are well positioned to act!
Leaders as creators
Most of the time, we approach our tasks with the mantra of, “this better work.”
Far better to say, “this might work.”
If you’re designing a bridge or a pacemaker, I’m begging you to embrace established norms and build something that’s going to work, every single time.
For the rest of us, though, the task is to leap forward, to improve, to explore the next frontier.
“This might work” is the slogan for a scientist, an artist and a linchpin.
~ Seth Godin Nov. 17, 2019
Take a look:
It’s time schools acknowledge that games offer more practical and tangible value than most other subjects taught.
Nov 10 · 5 min read
11/12/19, 4:00 PM
“People who really change the world are the people who were met with initial and often violent rejections. These people did not let rejection define them. They let their own reaction after rejection define themselves.” t.ted.com/SXP85iQ
11/13/19, 7:36 PM
“SEL is in every setting and interaction. It's part of being human. If things get separated into one space, the work is not happening as effectively as it should." Here’s how to teach social emotional skills in an already crowded school day. edut.to/2O4ZEaj
I am hopeful you find some of these resources to be of value!
Please send me some links and resources you are working with and contemplating so I can add them.
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