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Outsourced, really?

Posted on: July 26, 2017

My initial reaction to this tweet was: Really?

On one hand, I recall the oft cited quote that if teachers can be replaced by technology, they should be. Cradled in that hand is the notion that much of schooling is the delivery of information for mindless factual recall.

But here are some things that you cannot and should not outsource to the smartest of phones. For example, positive mindsets, values, and attitudes like continuous learning, taking ownership, and having empathy. There is thinking that is critical and creative, iterative and reflective, and strategic and systemic.

There is no app for these traits nor should there be, especially if educators stay relevant and remain true to their calling.

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