14 Years Late

I was listening to some educators talk about 21st century skills the other day. It was a great conversation about getting kids to fall in love with learning again and forever. I realized though that we are actually fourteen years late if we are going to frame the conversation around the term 21st century skills. It may be time to start talking about next practices that are iterations of the best practices that are rooted in research and in the previous successes of our school and other schools. How can we reshape the conversation, grow more reflective in our practices, and transform our practice in short cycles? We should continue to pursue infusing new energy, ideas, and resources into our work each day for the betterment of kids.