I believe the most challenging issue in education today is educating the “modern learner.”
The challenge is that it’s a change. Change can be hard. It requires problem solving in the process and faith in the uncertainties. For most teachers, it means teaching a different way than they were taught. It means trying something new and being comfortable in making mistakes. It means giving up control.
But it’s time for education to look different. To shift from an antiquated model focused solely on content knowledge provided by the teacher to one that’s about innovation and learning. One that provides students real-world relevancy and authentic opportunities to experience meaningful processes. One that creates an environment that faciilitates communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
Even though educating the modern learner is the most challenging issue, it’s also the most exciting. It has the potential for the biggest impact.
**This post is in response to “Reflecting Teaching: A 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers.”