3. Don’t Make Textbooks the Focus
Furman also suggests to “toss out the textbook,” or rather, use the textbook as one of many resources as opposed to an entire curriculum. “It’s supposed to be a resource, but it’s gotten to the point now where it’s even more than that—people can’t live without it,” he said. Figure out how to teach the skill with a different resource.
By working small changes into the classroom that have a future-ready mindset and incorporate digital skills, teachers can help prepare students for whatever the future may hold.
About the Presenter
Dr. L. Robert Furman is an elementary principal, best-selling author, and national keynote speaker. He is also a Huffington Post Edu blogger and 20 to Watch honoree. His latest book is The Future Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks. Find Furman online at his website, his blog, and on Twitter @drfurman.
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