What does education look like in a global pandemic? It depends a lot on how well you were prepared. There is no shortage of challenges and issues. As educators, we attempt to prepare our students for the world that exists around them. Most importantly, we want our students to be ready to lead meaningful and productive lives once they become adults, in addition to being respectful and responsible citizens.

We want to place students on a path of success in a changing world. All of us have to learn to be comfortable with change and adapt to those changes.

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So how do we accomplish this task? There is no one size fits all answers, but some of the solutions need to include these strategies.

First, our students need problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Problem-solving and critical thinking is the ability to use knowledge, facts, and data to effectively solve problems. Having critical skills and the ability to identify solutions to problems is a marketable skill in any arena.

About the Author:

JC Bowman is the Executive Director of Professional Educators of Tennessee, a non-partisan teacher association headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared online on the Professional Educators of Tennessee site and is reprinted here with permission.