From the Good Ideas File: How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

This Good Idea is for both us as people, as professionals … and for how we manage our communities.    This article is written for educators talking about their students, but it applies to all of us who are saying, “how the hell do we survive in this tumultuous, constant-change economy?”   The answer: we have to change our core assumptions — as the authors put it, our habits of the mind.

kid using Ipad

I particularly like this list of 21st-century thinking skills:

New contexts—digital environments that function as humanity-in-your-pocket—demand new approaches and new habits. Specifically, new habits of mind.


Managing impulsivity.

Responding with awe.



Thinking interdependently.

Not easy, but increasingly necessary.  And as I found out with my kid’s school culture in the book, it’s going to take a while, so you might as well get started.

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