If you analyze the word “education,” you will find that our English word derives from the past participle of the Latin word educare, similar to educere (or, “to lead out,” which is the source of our word “educe.”). In other words, one of the purposes of education is to bring forth from a student that which is innately in them: their talent and passion in life.
Teachers face new challenges every day. Recently I read an article discussing the trials that teachers face with the constant advancement of new technologies, curriculum reforms and ever-changing make-up of languages within the classroom.
If you’ve ever read a description of how knights in shining armor got ready for a crusade, it reminds me a little of teachers preparing for the new school year.
by Vicki Ogle
Teachers like to use their favorite tools but with teaching methodologies changing, learning requirements increasing, and room configurations vastly different when they return from summer, they have to leave some favorite tools behind.
by Michael Niehoff
In 21st century education and work, we hear a lot about collaboration. Indeed, global economic experts have cited teamwork as the most important skill for the future. In addition to encouraging students to partner with one another, we also need to examine what student-teacher collaboration looks like in 21st-century classrooms.
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