Not to get dramatic or space-agey, but, the statement in the title isn't that far off.
AI and robotics have changed the landscape of the world as we know it. Today, various professions - from healthcare to food production and beyond - utilize new technologies to increase efficiency and accuracy. Positions that are available to professionals today look very different from even 10-20 years ago.
This trend is set to continue as technology continues to expand.
This means the positions available to your child in 20 years may be things we've never even heard of today.
If we continue to teach them what we were taught, in the manner in which we were taught, will they be prepared for this new world? The simple answer is: probably not.
But, How Do We Teach What We Don't Know?
In short, we cannot teach specific tactics and techniques and expect them to be useful in the future. Instead, we must rely on instilling the importance of continued learning, and garnering passion and excitement for it. We must teach skills that will never lessen in importance: leadership, inclusivity, perseverance, and more.
Which brings us to where we are today.
We believe that the methods employed by Montessori, from the start, are a critical building block for developing tomorrow's leaders. We believe that encouraging exploration, allowing questions, and focusing on individual passions and strengths are integral for developing future professionals who are able to think outside the box and do big things.
Along with this, while we may not know exactly what technologies will be prominent a decade or two from now, we do know that establishing key STEM concepts along with robotics, will help students begin to "think" with a different mindset - one that prepares them to adapt when technologies shift, instead of having to start from scratch.
Parents who recognize this shift today, and take the steps necessary to ensure their children are prepared - even from a very young age - and who are willing to look at education through a different lens, will notice pay offs down the road, whether they're clear today or not.
Interested in learning about alternative options for early elementary school? Contact us today. We can't wait to share more about what sets MontessoriPod's Montessori+ curriculum apart.