Never has this been more true: one generation can't successfully predict the jobs and advances that the next generation will see. Our world is changing so very rapidly.
What do we do?
Keep teaching to the current world and ignore this rapid evolution?
This seems shortsighted!
Why not focus on the more timeless skills... Focus on metacognitive skills; on the power of meditation and relaxation; on the benefits of altruism.
These strategies will be helpful in the next generation's (adult) world, no matter what new opportunities are available and jobs are prevalent.
I discuss many of these strategies and the balance of the technological and non-technological in my new Ebook, available through Smashwords. This illustration is from my Ebook, demonstrating the necessary balance I hope we can achieve in education and in the next generation.
If you have a child entering grade school this fall, file away just one number with all those back-to-school forms: 65 percent.