Staying relevant in the marketplace is one of the biggest challenges schools face every day. Given that the only constant today is change, the key to achieve it is not only being able to adapt easily, but doing it quickly; expanding areas of action and exploring various functions that may not have been considered before. This ability is called versatility, and has probably become one of the most powerful tools to be developed not only as an individual, but as an institution as well.
The educational field, and life itself today, demand students (who will become professionals) with skills beyond the technical. They need people with skills that allow them to perform tasks and participate in jobs that do not yet exist. They need to be trained to become versatile enough to survive in an uncertain world, in a world that, from one day to another, forces you to stay at home and work remotely. So, how do you educate in what you don’t know?
Our answer: start with yourself.
If we want to achieve all this in our students, the Educational Centre must transmit these values from the way of teaching, to the management, to the tools used, and in the collaborations made.
Knowledge is in the palm of our hands and schools must take advantage of it. Technology allows us to access content, people and places that we might previously have considered unreachable. So, allowing students to learn and access content from anywhere is precise. Strategies such as online classes, live classrooms or video-streaming and the use of technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, will bring students closer to knowledge and to face constant challenges that will allow them to develop the necessary skills.
School management is extremely important. What happens inside the classroom, or the way in which classes are delivered, represents one of the main efforts to be made in order to educate for the future; however, all the processes that are behind are those that allow this to happen. Therefore, seeking to be more efficient and to do more with fewer resources will allow us to emphasize in the development of each student, raising the quality of the school.
Many times, the tools we choose to carry out the educational task, both in management issues and in evaluation and monitoring can be pigeonholed into the same way of doing things.. For this reason, it is very important to analyse the needs of our educational centre in order to choose the tools that bring out the most benefit. Previously we shared two guides to avoid errors when choosing CRM and ERP for an educational center, we leave you the links so you can consult them. In the same way, listening to success stories from other educational centres can help you define those tools and features that can work to achieve the goal of being more versatile and open.
To connect with teams and institutions with the same values that we are looking for, as well as with associations that will lead us to grow in this aspect and that will accompany us in the continuous evolution that is required to remain in force and to respond to the needs of our educational community.
Versatility is one of the most powerful skills we must develop to remain relevant in today’s educational world. As an educational institution, we must seek out to transmit these values to our students, from the way we teach, to the management, tools and collaborations made to respond to their needs.