2017 is almost here and it’s important that we, as teachers, take time to reflect on our teaching and learning strategies for the year and how we will be progressing in 2017. I think it’s amazing to see what teachers across the globe have been doing to improve the learning in their classrooms and in their schools. We’re currently seeing an incredible maker space movement in many schools (in which I’m currently planning and rolling out one at my school). We’re seeing a transition to inquiry- and problem-based learning, even in non-IB schools. We’re seeing an incredible emphasis to learning in the classroom and a strong desire to not just teach for an exam.
As we enter the new year, it will be important to ask ourselves what the classroom in 2017 should look like and what we actually want teaching to be. Unfortunately, I cannot see into the future, so I will use this space to describe what I think teaching and learning should look like in the coming year(s).