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Monday, November 3rd
Teacher In-Service Day

Have you ever wondered why the windshield of your car is so much bigger than the rearview mirror? 

When you stop to think about the answer, it’s very simple. Many more opportunities in front of us need our undivided attention.

The rearview mirror, on the other hand, shows us what we have passed and where we’ve been.

Even though we need to take a look in our rearview mirror periodically to learn from our history, it is critical for us to focus on what’s in front of us.

One such windshield I recently looked through was in the video, Did you know? Shift Happens, 2014. This unique perspective of the changes happening in our complex world can be found on YouTube. 

From an educational perspective, we need to prepare our students for jobs that have not yet been created, technology that has not yet been invented and complex problems that are not yet keeping us awake at night. 

This is significant evidence of why we need to continue employing 21st Century learning skills that emphasize inquiry-based learning and problem solving.

A study from the United States Department of Labor estimates today’s learners will have 10 –14 different jobs by the time they are 38 years old.

This is much different from the average 50-year-old who is expected to have seven or eight different jobs in their career. Now, look at a person currently facing retirement age. That individual started a career in their early to mid-twenties and has likely remained in that same position.

A big reason for this constant change in jobs is due to the continual creation of new types of opportunities in the workforce. Did you know the top ten jobs in 2013 did not exist in 2004?