Brainstorm in June

3 Jun

Here are two things we need to do in schools:

Redefine teaching

The industrial model of teaching is failing our 21st century learners. We must rethink everything we’ve ever learned about being a teacher.

Individualize learning

Every student deserves a personal learning plan with the resources provided to ensure success. I would add to this a talent portfolio that outlines the student’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. It’s time to put aside the standardized classroom model and put in place individualized learning for every student. Our system here in New Zealand is ideal for this.

Tags: 21 century, Teaching, NCEA

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