How do we see the teaching profession changing and evolving in this next century?
Educators will need to be willing to adapt to any changes that may come in the classrooms.
Here’s what we should expect in the next decades if we want to truly transform education and the learning process for our nation’s students:
-Eliminate age-based classrooms. Set up schools in such a way that students are in the same learning environment as other students of their same learning level. We often teach to the middle and the low-level and high-level learners are left behind.
-Demand that teachers are teaching the subject areas they are most highly qualified and highly skilled to teach. This is the expectation now, but is certainly not always implemented.
-Have high expectations for our nation’s teachers and those who don’t meet those expectations need to be removed from the classroom. Expectations do not have to be measured via students’ test scores, by the way.
-Truly implement the use of technology and 21st century skills in the classroom and make this an expectation for EVERY teacher to teach and implement, not just the computer teacher.
How else do classrooms and teachers need to change and adapt?
Leave your suggestions in the comments.