“Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him” (Genesis 8:18). There’s that verse again. Our call, as God’s people in education, is to be a blessing to the world.
In Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith, the authors write, “We will explore the contradictions between what students must do to earn a high school or college degree versus what makes them most likely to succeed in the world of work, citizenship, and lifelong learning. We’ll show what can and must be done to transform education for the twenty-first century and provide examples of best practices in high schools and colleges around the country. And we’ll emphasize the urgency of affecting change.” In other words, the authors present their vision for how educators can be a blessing to the world, albeit from a different motivation. Still, it is worth it to ask ourselves, “For what world are we preparing our students?”