Thursday, December 1, 2011

The 21st Century Learner Needs a 21st Century Teacher

If we teach today's students, as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow - John Dewey

"How we teach must reflect how our students learn, it must also reflect the world they will emerge into. This is a world that is rapidly changing, connected, adapting and evolving. Our style and approach to teaching must emphasize the learning in the 21st century." - Source



In order for our students to have a 21st Century education, our teachers need to know how to teach with 21st Century Pedagogy. Here are some pedagogical strategies to help teachers master their 21st Century Teaching Skills.

21st Century Teaching Strategies






In order to effectively teach our 21st century students, teachers must integrate the following into their lessons:
  • A Professional Learning Community
  • Collaboration
  • Constructivist Teaching
  • Student-Centered Teaching
  • Project-Based Teaching
  • Challenged-Based Teaching
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Technology and Multimedia
  • Arts Integration
  • Real World Application

For an excellent list of 21st Century Learning Resources, visit my blog post: My Top Free Online Tools and Resources for PBL


Here are some great resources for Project-Based Teaching
Project-Based Teaching Resources
Provided by Dan Mulligan


Provided by Chris Lehmann at the Science Leadership Academy



For more Information on 21st Century Pedagogy, visit
http://edorigami.edublogs.org/2008/08/16/21st-century-pedagogy/