As I was perusing resources on jobs that don't exist yet, I came across a SlideShare by Sparks & Honey. There are a few that I feel epitomize future educators.
The job description reads: A personal advisor in flaneuring; an advisor that not only provides inspiration and content to spark curiousity, but one that teaches the art of discovery.
I had to know more...the word flaneuring was fascinating. I discovered that its literal translation is a one who strolls; a lounger or saunterer. One who goes about. However, as I investigated more, I found that a flâneur has become an important symbol for scholars, artists and writers thanks to Charles Baudelaire, a French poet, and Walter Benjamin, a German philosopher. The word morphed into something like an observer and guide that reflects on the the surroundings to gain perspective.
So why do future educators need to align themselves with a Curiosity Tutor? The educator of the future needs to be reflective and observant. Able to prepare and guide learners through an ever changing world while providing foundational instruction. Setting the floors, not the ceilings. The educator of the future encourages creativity and exploration and provides opportunities for learners to create, explore and grow.
But in reality, this is one part of the job of a future educator and today's teachers know this! In fact, a great many present day educators work hard to be Curiosity Tutors now. Here are a few more careers from that SlideShare.
Cultural Skill Sherpa
This "pivot professional" helps clients develop and acquire the skills to prepare for positions that are one of a kind, emergent or newly relevant.
This counselor encourages students to hack the real world and experiment with life rather that only pursuing traditional education paths.
Spark and support curiosity, help learners acquire skills for jobs that don't exist yet, encourage learners to experiment and pursue their individual paths for learning - today's educators do all of this!
But, it sounds like teaching in the future will be three different jobs. Maybe the pay will be three times greater, too.