I have come to hate the phrase “21st Century” whatever: Learner, Thinking, Teacher, Skills.
Has anyone noticed it’s 2008…well 79 days until 2009!
We’re 9 years (depending on how you count) into the 21st Century and we’re still calling for 21st Century things.
I’m sorry we’re in it! These are just skills! They are just what we should be doing and if we’re not teaching them, helping students to understand them then we’re letting them down….big time!
So that’s it…I’m done. No more 21st Century for me.
They just are today’s skills
They just are today’s schools
They just are today’s students
They just are what we should be doing!
No more putting them off.
No more pretending we are thinking of the future.
Either you are a 21st Century school working on preparing students for today or you are a 20th Century school that just doesn’t get it.
That goes for teachers, skills, content, curriculum, students.
From now on it’s just what I do.
The time is now!
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