Tuesday, October 13, 2009

PLN 15

In “Our Googley Advice to Students: Major in Learning” on the Google Blog, what mattered to me is the future. This article is similar to “Rigor Redefined” by Tony Wagner, because it also talks about the skills jobs look for. Why do our schools not teach these skills? Everyone would benefit from teaching these skills, yet they are not taught. Some may be a little hard to teach, but these skills are important to our future. This is what matters to me in “Our Googley Advice to Students: Major in Learning” on the Google Blog.


  1. I understand where you're coming from. It can be frustrating sometimes to know that you aren't learning the skills that you need to, but my question to you is: why is the responsibilty on the schools and teachers? Many skills can also be taught by society or in extra-curricular activities. Don't get me wrong. I do believe that teachers can do more to help their students, but I don't think it should be only their responsibility. In what ways do you think teachers could help to incorporate these skills into their lesson plans?

  2. Ryan, it's simple to say those things you did. In a way I can understand where you're coming from. However, there comes a point when a student needs to take a hand in their own education. Most of the skills you mentioned comes with a individual pledge and a personal goal. Schools teach skills and quite simply knowledge. Leadership, passion, and creativity are things that mainly must be explored independently.