Monday, March 22, 2010

March Madness: A Vision of 21st Century Teachers

Video by Mahoning County (OH) Educational Service Center:
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    We know what 21st century students look like. But what about 21st century teachers? Some of our younger colleagues don't have to reinvent themselves... they grew up with 21st century technologies and literacies. And then there are the rest of us, teachers who still remember the smell of fresh mimeograph ink and the sound of an Underwood typewriter.

   What does it mean to reinvent ourselves? According to Alvin Toffler, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”

   We can all be 21st century teachers if we are willing to learn, unlearn and relearn. Wipe the mimeograph ink off your fingers and check out A Vision of 21st Century Teachers... maybe you will see yourself!


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