The world of education is changing faster than we can teach our teachers. Technology, students values, advancements in medicine and even research into our past have all made major waves in our understanding of the universe and the information that we teach our kids. As a result, we now need to really revamp our education system. One part of educational construction is to take a hard look at the future of teacher education in order to have strong teachers teaching our children.
Find people who want to teach
Passion is the key to education. When a person has the passion to teach then they will be more willing to change the way that they do things and use what they learn in creative ways. If we seek out smart and motivated teachers, then we have a strong base to build our future on.
Match up our students with tailored classes
To get a student motivated you want to have custom tailored classes. These classes will focus on the skills of students and their desires for the future. Having math, English and history classes are all still required, however, if you take a different approach to learning these skills then students will be more motivated to learn them and actually retain and use these skills in their lives.
Use technology differently
Technology plays a big part in our lives. We are bombarded with technology in every aspect of our lives. When using technology in the classroom you want to focus on using it more as a tool than a crutch. More often than not students will rely on the technology to do all of the work in the problems presented. Good teachers will use technology in the classroom, but great teachers will also focus on core skills and knowledge that they can use when they don’t have technology or if technology fails.
Building the future for teachers is very important. Let’s start today.