The role of the teacher in modern learning organizations

We’re almost 17 years into the 21st Century but the educational system is not. The 21st Century student and their learning needs are on everyone’s lips, yet clear ways to actually meet these needs are slow to pop up.

Educators need to prepare students to reach success in their lives — in the 21st Century. These students need to develop skills like being great communicators, applying critical thinking, knowing how to collaborate with diverse people, and being creative (the four Cs of education). Yet the educational system uses of 20th Century buildings and 19th Century curricula.

Many teachers I’ve met at ISTE 2017 and on other occasions agree that something’s off the mark.

However, this problem can’t be solved just like that. Things are far more complicated than anyone outside the system would believe.

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