Is AI coming for teachers’ jobs?

One of the first concerns people have when thinking about AI is that it will result in people losing jobs.

This concern is valid for many fields but not so much for teachers.

AI will not and cannot replace human teachers.

Education, unlike many other fields, requires a human element.

Academics are one part of an extensive operation during which children learn to navigate life.

But certain things will need to change in education as AI increasingly enters the fray—and it will.

Our systems are competitive and based on knowledge.

Still, they must become collaborative based on how we learn to use that knowledge.

Teachers must provide tasks that AI tools like ChatGPT cannot churn out in seconds.

These tasks should require the student to think critically and decide for themselves, causing them to grapple with problems and situations that life will someday throw at them.