Why You Shouldn't Have to Pay Attention in Class

We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist... using technologies that haven't been invented... in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet.

This pretty much summarizes the age that we are living in, the age for which we are studying--in order to become competent enough to not only survive but also to thrive.

Kids grow up so fast these days. As part of the first digital natives, we remember those days when phones looked like this:

(Cell phones had antennas? How shocking.)

Instead of like this:

And while looking for a picture of old phones... Google offered up a few appropriate memes, too, like this one:

The point is, the future has so much potential--good or scary, YOU decide. Because YOU're a part of it. So that's the encouraging go-out-there-and-learn-something pep talk from us.

Everyone's going back to school and regular sleep schedules and homework. Leaving summer makes class and worksheets seem boring and maybe a little tedious; how can our simple daily routines mean anything for later? As we go back to school, too, we challenge ourselves and YOU to learn with a new perspective--a global one. And even though what you are learning right now might become obsolete in the future, knowledge builds upon itself, so that the human race can learn from its mistakes.

Oh and by the way, this is a mind-blowing video that just emphasizes the speed at which we are approaching the future. And even though we haven't had physics yet, we're pretty sure the rate of innovation is increasing due to an impressive acceleration in academics. (;

So. The future could be awesome or scary. Or both. What will YOU make of it?

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