Passing on lessons on how to be a great teacher is far from a systemized process, according to a report, leaving much to be desired for teacher professional development. The authors outline some potential design challenges to improve teacher training.
Ask an educator about what it’s like teaching a room full of students, and you’ll likely hear a similar refrain: No two kids learn the same way or grasp concepts at the exact same time.As a result, educators often say they resort to “teaching to the middle.” More schools are starting to question whether traditional … Continue reading To Break the Mold, Is Competency Learning the Key? →
Getty In the book Teaching 2030 by Barnett Berry and 12 classroom experts, the authors pinpoint specific skills educators will need to teach in the schools of tomorrow. They say teachers must be prepared to find and adapt new technologies to engage the digital generation, as well as work across traditional subject areas using project … Continue reading Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education →
If the way we teach and learn is changing, the way that teachers learn should be changing, too. What are schools of education doing to keep ahead? The following is a handful of examples of teacher education schools and programs whose progressive, tech-infused approach toward 21st century teaching is helping educators enter the classroom well-prepared. … Continue reading Five Progressive Schools of Education →
One of the many obstacles for educators when it comes to using technology in the classroom is training them on how exactly to do it. We know by now that simply handing out gadgets to teachers is not enough — they need to know how to maximize the potential and what best to use the … Continue reading Teachers Get Trained with the iPad →
“After years of rote learning, a lot of teachers have spent their entire lives in a school system that missed the engagement revolution,” said Jennifer Anastasoff, president and founding CEO of Encorps, which draws professionals in the fields of math, science, and engineering into the teaching world. But not every scientist or engineer should be … Continue reading Can Anyone Be a Teacher? →