If we won't be getting rid of schools anytime soon, what will education look like in 10 years? That's always a fun and important question to think about and reflect on.
Since I first started teaching 36 years ago, in some ways, teaching has changed significantly. In other ways, we're still trying to accomplish the same thing.
At the time I graduated from eighth grade, “googol” was still just a number. If someone had told me then that my children would one day carry in their pockets small devices with tiny motors, called search engines, that could pull from the air any fact I had acquired in nine years of schooling, would I have believed it? Perhaps.