Today I heard a talk by someone from Cornell who said 70% of the kids entering elementary school now will be in jobs that don’t yet exist. How do we prepare our child and students for the unknown? I believe we allow them space and support to problem solve. Sometimes it is really scary to watch an uncertain preschooler traverse the high reaches of the playground equipment. It is arduous to withhold the answers to the homework in favor of asking guiding questions. It is time consuming to require a group of pre-teens to independently form two concentric circles without guidance. However, when we allow time and space for problem solving, we are giving our students and children tools for the unknown future.
How can you help the next generation prepare for the unknown today and in the future?