21st Century, Change

Are You A Modern Teacher?

Thanks to Twitter (#pypchat) and my COETAIL course (#coetail) I came across this graphic from fellow Coetailer, Reid Wilson.

The-Profile-of-a-Modern-Teacher

I love it. I think it embodies everything I believe in when it comes to 21st learning. A quick look through Reid’s classroom blog (he teaches fourth grade at my old school, NIST, in Bangkok) shows that he is an avid user of technology in an integrated way to add value to his students’ learning.

Read this list.

Slowly.

Let in sink in and ask yourself if you are nodding along.  Or are you realizing that there are things on this list that you could embed in your own professional goals in the year to come? How could your mindset impact that you teach?

Grant Wiggins asked himself what it was like to be a student and this stunning, must-read description of ‘a day in the life’ and the changes he, a veteran teacher, would immediately make to his teaching, is a must-read for every teacher. If someone like Grant Wiggins (half of the Understanding by Design guys) is able to make thoughtful reflections on and modifications to his teaching practice, isn’t there room for all of us to make a change?

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1 thought on “Are You A Modern Teacher?”

  1. I found myself nodding along, reflecting on the faculty at our school in Phnom Penh. We don’t always have the most up-to-date hardware, our bandwidth frequently slows us down, but as a community of learners we have grit; we model resilience and perseverance. Our teachers embrace change and know our students are the experts. We strive to support students in being vulnerable, whilst modelling what that looks like. Often! When it comes to tech integration, we are growth mindset all the way.
    Thanks for sharing Reid’s inspiring graphic – you know I’ll be sharing it beyond here!

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