Having racked up teaching experience rather than corporate experience since temping for Enesco during college, I try to stay attuned to what employers are looking for in the 21st Century Workforce. I felt validated by this article from Mind/Shift. We need to tinker more! We need a spirit of exploration in the classroom — all the way through high school.
Let’s cultivate a passionate enthusiasm for learning by having students be creators in addition to receivers of information. How could that possibly hurt our society? If you have 28 minutes to spare, Ted: Tales of Creativity and Play is well worth watching. I particularly enjoyed the brief comments on divergence and convergence near the end.