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​What Kids Need to Succeed: Thinking Beyond What Techies Tell Us

Ed Surge – Cindi Dunford

” As someone who worked in education, moved into edtech, then returned back to the classroom, I was interested to hear Mary Jo Madda’s recent podcast on what Google, Twitter, and Pinterest think kids need to succeed. The advice these tech employees share, like encouraging growth mindset and building strong writing skills, are not wrong. On the contrary, these are skills students (and adults) need in order to lead successful careers and lives. It is problematic, however, that when asking what skills students need, we seek the perspective of those whose focus is on technology and the forces that drive it, with the assumption that they must know better than educators simply because they are working in the business world.”(more)

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