"21st Century Educator" is probably the most popular buzzword in today's education. There is a growing and heated debate whether or not to label educators as 21st century and each camp has its own concept and arguments, however, for me personally I see teaching in 21st century as having undergone a paradigmatic shift. This is basically due to the emerging of the " social web" and the huge embrace of technology and particularly the mobile gadgetry in our classrooms. It would be unfair to ignore these huge transformations and their impact on education. Therefore, and as a result of these changes teachers now are required to have digital skills that were not called for before. It also becomes imperative for teachers to adapt their teaching practices to the developing learning needs of their students if ever this teaching to be effective. Our students are digital natives and live in a digitally focused world and they need to see part of their life inside the class. So, whatever we want to call ourselves 21st century educators or not , we are definitely not the same teachers of last century and if you think you still did not change than you need to look for another job in another sector.
Having said that, I am sharing with you today an infographic on the 27 ways to be 21st century teacher. Check it out below and let us know what you think of it and of my previous discussion ?
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