Why am I teaching this way?

October 4, 2010

The time has come for a change in education.

I don’t mean a political change which generally equates to funding and mandates.

I don’t mean a program change which generally equates to teaching the same thing in a different way.

I mean a radical philosophical change in the way we educate students today. While we are no longer preparing students for a industrial society and the new buzzword is 21st century skills, the way we educate students has yet to change. What has changed is accountability in learning. We assess and assess and assess. But the heart of education is not assessment, but instruction.

Let’s embrace the 21st century by changing the way we instruct. Let’s teach the way we want students to learn!



  1. I was reading 2 cents worth (David Warlick’s blog) and came across this quote which succinctly captured what I struggled to express in my blog post above. He stated, “We teach in closed environments, from stale textbooks, and too often we seem more focused on what we can block with our networks than what we can light up our classrooms with. Our curriculum is paced and pixelated, and based on pedagogies that may well be increasingly irrelevant to today’s learners.” http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/?p=2778

  2. A teacher first has to change themselves and their personal belief system, before their teaching changes.

    Kids will always become who their teacher is, not who the teacher wants them to become.

    So you are on the one post every two month program? 😉

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