We’re in a bind in education.
We seem to have classrooms increasingly being filled with technological wonders.
And that’s good!
But we also seem to have classrooms in which the students are megabytes ahead of the teachers who are trying to teach them in the area of technology.
Not good enough!
Teachers need the training, the professional development, that will AT THE VERY LEAST give them a fighting chance of understanding what their students are doing on their laptops and tablets (the electronic ones, I mean!).
The old saying that a tradesman is only as good as his tools is only partly true when translated to the classroom situation. We seem to have developed a scenario in which the tools are pretty-well available, but the expertise to manage them and use them to maximum effect in a positive way has eluded us.
Perhaps it’s time for industry to step in and become an active partner in our education system by offering to train our valuable classroom teachers in the technology of today.
After all, it’s the students of TODAY that will be the business professionals of TOMORROW.
How about it, business people?