How to Break the Sound Barriers in Education
83% of U.S. teenagers feel more stressed out than do adults, and school is by far the main cause of their stress.
46 % of all new teachers in the United States leave the profession with five years.
According to the World Economic Forum, as we march toward the fourth industrial revolution, our young people are not prepared. By the time they graduate from high school, as many as two-thirds of children entering primary school today will not have the skills required to get a job. The impact will be worse for women, who already have less than two-thirds of the economic opportunity that men have.
We cannot sit by any longer and watch the future of our country’s greatest asset – young people – have their wings clipped even before they soar. Empowered Education is the clarion call for everyone concerned about this country’s economic stability to rise up and transform the system from the inside out. The revolution is real, because the future is here.
Every educator must possess the mindset to change themselves first and then change the system they are in. anticipate the future economic drivers of the community, and radically overhaul their approach in engaging teachers, parents, students, and the community at large in a new way. This will require all stakeholders in education to lead differently in the midst of uncertainty by:
- Creating a culture where everyone thrives;
- Building professional presence of educators in the school and developing their collaboration skills; and
- Shifting from teacher-centric to student-centered.
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