Dr. Willard Daggett – Preparing Students for the 21st Century

What follows below is my archive of tweets from a staff in-service presentation that I had the pleasure of attending yesterday. The presentation was given by Dr. Willard Daggett of the International Center for Leadership in Education. He touched on a wide range of topics and his presentation was very thought-provoking. He gave us all food for thought, and I wanted to share them here. Of course, if you want to read these chronologically, start at the bottom with number 33. You don’t have to do that, though.

  1. Love the kids more than the discipline you teach and more than the adults you work with. #daggettabout 17 hours ago from txt
  2. Great presentation by Dr. Daggett! Lots of good things to think about! #daggettabout 17 hours ago from txt
  3. Increasingly kids are coming to school to watch their teachers work. #daggettabout 17 hours ago from txt
  4. Our schools have become museums. #daggettabout 17 hours ago from txt
  5. Every industrialized nation has changed the qwerty keyboard to be more efficient, except the US. #daggettabout 17 hours ago from txt
  6. Can you find a field that has been less impacted by technology than education? #daggettabout 17 hours ago from txt
  7. Showing Siftables ! Sweet! #daggettabout 17 hours ago from txt
  8. We are so into the institution of our past that we dont even know where we are. #daggettabout 17 hours ago from txt
  9. Within 3 yrs. there will be technology for computers in jewelry. #daggettabout 18 hours ago from txt
  10. Teachers – If you dont have a pda, u r pretending to teach in a world u dont know. #daggettabout 18 hours ago from txt
  11. Our schools are more like 1950 than unlike it. we are not preparing our students for the 21st century. #daggettabout 18 hours ago from txt
  12. The US has 5% of the worlds population but more debt than the rest of the world combined. #daggettabout 18 hours ago from txt
  13. Wal Mart is the US’s largest corporation…8 times the size of Microsoft. #daggettabout 18 hours ago from txt
  14. Two percent of the US gross domestic product is spent at Wal Mart. #daggettabout 18 hours ago from txt
  15. China has over 100 cities with 1 million or more people. The US has 9. #daggettabout 18 hours ago from txt
  16. India has 168 million pre-schoolers. That could be the 4th largest nation on earth. #daggettabout 18 hours ago from txt
  17. In America we are totally focussed on standardized testing as the outcome of our education system. #daggettabout 18 hours ago from txt
  18. Who pushes our school reform? Business & industry. #daggettabout 19 hours ago from txt
  19. All anchors & eligible content are not equally important. #daggettabout 19 hours ago from txt
  20. When whats best for students comes in conflict with whats convient whos winning? #daggettabout 19 hours ago from txt
  21. Highest performing schools have looping staff #daggettabout 19 hours ago from txt
  22. Most rapidly improving schools encourage participation in the arts. YES! #daggettabout 19 hours ago from txt
  23. Relevance makes rigor possible for most students. #daggettabout 20 hours ago from txt
  24. these schools have “rigor & relevance” #daggettabout 20 hours ago from txt
  25. Highest performing schools structure their instruction differently…. #daggettabout 20 hours ago from txt
  26. The US is no loger the sole superpower in the world. Our fiercest competitors in the next decade include Brazil Panama & indonesia #daggettabout 20 hours ago from txt
  27. …when our focus should be on application to real world situations…we have permitted tests to become end line #daggettabout 20 hours ago from txt
  28. We have an ed systen focussed on knowledge in one discipline and application in one discipline…about 20 hours ago from txt
  29. US schools graduated more 18 year olds last year than ever in our history #daggettabout 20 hours ago from txt
  30. What makes a school a highest performing school is not transferrable to other schools. #daggettabout 20 hours ago from txt
  31. How do u commit to excellence AND equity? #daggettabout 20 hours ago from txt
  32. “Preparing Students for the 21st Century” – Dr. Willard Daggettabout 20 hours ago from txt
  33. Going to live tweet some thoughts from preso by Dr. Willard Daggett @ staff in-service.
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