Sunday, March 2, 2014

Workplace skills in a Google World

Thomas Friedman's recent New York Times article just checked another box in my "Reasons Why I Love Google" column.  I've read some tidbits about the company and its casual and open approach to the workday and productivity, but this article piqued my interest as a teacher.  

I often think about the students who are the square pegs being pushed into the round holes, and find these are, more often than not, the kids who end up with creative jobs and/or amazing experiences.  As we work with our students, it's only fair to ask the following question. Are we preparing our students for a workforce where "leadership, humility, collaboration, adaptability and loving to learn and re-learn" are valued above GPA and conformity?  

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/opinion/sunday/friedman-how-to-get-a-job-at-google.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0