Category Archives: Future Skills

Forget the signal to noise ratio. Signals themselves are a problem now.

The problem is no longer the signal to noise ratio- it’s too much signal. What can you do? Continue reading

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What IS “Critical Thinking” anyway?

One of the important skills for the future, which all kids need to develop (according to a growing number of researchers and forecasters), is ‘critical thinking/problem solving.’ But what is critical thinking, and how do you learn it? Critical Thinking is… crit·i·cal … Continue reading

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Cognitive Computing Age – think beyond school, Part 2

What can you do as a parent when schools aren’t teaching kids what they need to succeed? Continue reading

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Takeaways from Sal Kahn’s talk – Education Reimagined

Teri Moore, author of The Secular Homeschooler– a Nonreligious Guide for Helping Kids Build Competence, Independence and Ethics Outside of a School Environment (and a personal source of insights for me on how to engender real, outside-the-box learning), asked me to tell … Continue reading

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Human Skills for the Machine Age

One aspect of the way one learns and researches in ‘Modern Times’ is that it’s disjointed and non-linear…and sometimes old school?  Today, for example, sitting on the shelf in the GEM office, was the 2014 book “The Second Machine Age: … Continue reading

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Do you know your child’s ability gaps, and what are you doing to help?

I’ve been diving into the current and future skills gap, and what I need to do as a parent outside of formal schooling to supplement my kids’ learning. There’s no way I’m counting on public education to provide the skills, learning and character traits they’ll need to thrive as the Cognitive Era advances. What about you? Continue reading

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What Matters is What You Can Do with What You Know. (modern skills)

Quoting Will Richardson: The source of true differentiation between people now lies in figuring things out as opposed to finding things out – As author Tony Wagner says, “It no longer matters what you know. What matters is what you can do with what you know.” Continue reading

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