In this episode, Ziz and Pam discuss the role of parents in preparing kids for life in the 21st century. Our students are caught between two worlds; one is the antiquated, one-track-for-all school system and the other is the rapidly changing workplace, advancing with technology at hyperspeed. We’ve entered the fourth industrial revolution and unfortunately, schools are late to the game. Institutions are slow to change but parents can pivot and become co-learners with their students.
First, we need to recognize that we don’t know what the jobs of tomorrow look like. Instead of preparing our children for today’s job market, we can help them gain the skills to adapt, discover their interests, and expose them to a broad range of ideas. The future of education is self-directed learning. Parents can support their children best by encouraging their discovery, mentoring them on their journey, and modeling a fulfilling life.
Get a complete transcript of this episode here:
Ziz: “It does start with interest. And I think sometimes this is where a good mentor or a great teacher it comes in.”
Pam: “Let’s show our kids what it means to be engaged citizens, what it means to be a fulfilled person, what it means to have different kinds of emotions, and different kinds of experiences.”