As information becomes an increasingly valuable and accessible and portable commodity, human beings have been obsessed about it to the point of distraction. In the context of a world that the US Army War College calls volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (vuca) and where we are hyper-connected (which is both digital and chemical), human experience is becoming something that we are not all-together equipped to handle. An individual's path in the world is no longer as simple as it may have once been but we are problem solvers! As the Teachers Guild says: "Teachers are the innovators education has been waiting for."
Teachers and schools will continue to be one of the most important spaces where young people learn and practice the skills that they need to thrive in the world. And across the generational, digital divide, we can co-create learning with students so that life is better in both the digital and analog world. We can also harness the power of technology to empower positive digital citizenship and SCALE IT ACROSS POPULATIONS AND POLITICS.
One key here may be to teach students how to think and analyze the world in non-binary metrics across multiple axes.
Or we can formulate the questions that we ask in a manner that invites multiple perspectives -- 2 + 2 = ? versus ___ + ___ = 4