Interestingly, a Google search on personalized learning delivers more than 26 million results, which is not surprising. In today’s ever-changing world of education technology, the term “personalized learning” appears everywhere and carries with it various definitions and connotations. Often personalization, differentiation, and individualization are used interchangeably, and while they are related, it is important to note they are not synonyms.Personalized learning is similar to differentiation and individualization in that each affects learning experiences via content (what is being learned), process (how the student learns the material), and output (the ways students demonstrate learning growth).
Successful 21st Century educators don’t just expect their students to be lifelong learners, but they too stay current and on top of what’s new in education as well as other fields that interest them. They enjoy acquiring new knowledge and are enthusiastic about new experiences. They endeavour to stay current and know how to change old lesson plans to be more suitable for today.
Technology is changing at a rapid pace and that means that a 21st century teacher must enjoy riding the change. The latest gadgets, applications, software and websites enable incredible transformation in the way we learn, whether it’s personalisation of lessons or gamification of the learning process. The 21st century educator understands and capitalises upon this through not only keeping abreast of the latest trends, but also experimenting with new tools and techniques that can enhance both their own and their students’ learning. However, this does not mean that technology is used just for the sake of it, even in instances where other teaching methods would be more appropriate. Effective 21st century teachers are able to integrate technology in the classroom to truly inspire and advance student learning.
The 21st century teacher models empathy every day and gives students plenty of opportunities to demonstrate it. Why is empathy so important? Because it is a natural companion to tolerance and the ability to understand the diversity in our world makes it easier to see things from multiple perspectives. This in turn nurtures individuals who are conscious about using their knowledge and skills to help improve the human condition and make a positive contribution to the world.
Trademark of effective schools is a culture where all teachers take responsibility for the learning of all students. The 21st century educator understands this and recognises that a student shouldn’t be the responsibility of only one teacher, but of all teachers. Sharing expertise and experience, and communicating and learning from others is an important part of the learning and teaching process. Therefore, teachers today must value working with others and be comfortable contributing their unique ideas and perspective within a team.
in a world where technology can answer any question we Google, students need more opportunities to learn how to brainstorm and think creatively in order to succeed. Creativity is definitely different for different people. For some, it may be about inventing new ways to do the same things, while for others, it may involve the process of discovering new things. No matter what the concept, the 21st century educator makes it a priority to motivate children to be inventive, resourceful and expressive.
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