I heard Andy Stanley talk about clarity in one of his speeches and its importance. Communication is critical in leadership and in the day to day operations of a district, school, or classroom. Five things leaders can do to ensure that their organization's vision really sticks:
This is what stuck out: Two words: don't assume. Take the time to think about your audience--what they know, what they care about, and what they want from you.
The Future Workforce
You can either be scared of this information or embrace it.
From the article: History can help soothe some concerns, when we see that in 1900, 41% of the US workforce worked in farming. By 2000, that had sunk to just 2%, mostly as a result of the arrival of machines. While the developed world has shifted from agriculture to manufacturing and then to services, the number of jobs has always climbed.
That is quite a significant difference in just a 100 years. So how are we preparing students for a changing work environment like this?