Kutiman must have gone through YouTube with a fine comb to search for these musical clips. He mashed them all together to create this song. Is this guy for real? It’s hours and hours of time. Remember, he had to look for clips that had a similar tempo and that would fit together musically to create this. We’re talking about finding a drum track, vocals, horns and more. I’d love to know how many clips he watched and if he had any assistants. This is a musical and video mashup. Unbelievable. His website has more videos and all the links and video clips he used. My jaw is still open.
1. Pull, don’t push.
Create an environment that raises a lot of questions from each of your students.
2. Create from relevance.
Engage kids in ways that have relevance to them.
3. Stop calling them “soft” skills.
Talents such as creativity, collaboration, communication, empathy, and adaptability are not just nice to have; they’re the core capabilities of a 21st-century global economy facing complex challenges.
4. Allow for variation.
Permit mass customization…too often, equality in education is treated as sameness. The truth is that everyone is starting from a different place and going to a different place.
5. No more sage onstage.
Step away from the front of the room and find a place to engage with your learners as the “guide on the side.”
6. Teachers are designers.
Build an environment where your teachers are actively engaged in learning by doing. Shift the conversation from prescriptive rules to permissive guidance.
7. Build a learning community.
Schools should find new ways to engage parents and build local and national partnerships.
8. Be an anthropologist, not an archaeologist.
If you want to design new solutions for the future, you have to understand what people care about and design for that.
9. Incubate the future.
It’s about being in a place where we learn ambition, involvement, responsibility, not to mention science, math, and literature.
10. Change the discourse.
Skills such as creativity and collaboration can’t be measured on a bubble chart. We need to create new assessments that help us understand and talk about the developmental progress of 21st-century skills.