5 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

Teaching in the 21st century requires certain characteristics. Here are five of them:

Maintains a learner-centered classroom. As students have access to any information possible, you don’t need to spoonfeed them or teach in a one-size-fits-all manner.

Treats students as producers. Today’s students have the latest and greatest tools and yet barely use them for learning. Teach your students to use their gadgets as learning tools by using them in class.

Goes digital. Go paperless. Use the latest digital platforms for teaching and learning.

Collaborates. Today’s technology allows you to collaborate with virtually anyone anywhere in the world at any time. Use that to your advantage.

Connects. Connect with like-minded peers. Use social media to expand your personal and professional networks.

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And no matter what happens, keep

learning.

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