The School of 2017 (Part 2)

This is the second part in a series entitled The School of 2017. Go to part 1.

It’s been a few days now since I started writing this series and have starting teaching again for the second term in the academic year. In the first post, I discussed briefly some things that I thought would take hold as a whole school. Today, I want to touch on what 2017 will present for students inside the actual classroom and their relationship with teachers.

It’s an exciting time to be a teacher because we’re seeing a shift from teacher-led environments to that of student-led environments. Learning is no longer contained within the four walls of the classroom but students are being encouraged to think outside the box and learn in ways they had never even considered before. We, as teachers, are coming down to their level, recognizing their needs, and teaching them in a way they want to learn. This is a necessity because they are not learning the same way we learned nor are they entering the same world that we did.

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