From decades, schools and classrooms work on a systematic structure more or less the same way. But do these structures apply to children in today’s generation? If children are evolving with time and environment, why are the educators and the system stagnant? Educators are constantly required to evaluate, review and renew strategies of teaching.
They need to align with cultural, technological and informative philosophy of the era the children live in. Teaching is a dynamic concept that keeps growing and evolving from time to time and hence, educators are forever leaners.
Since this profession is a life-long learning process, educators need to develop vigorous habits and blend in with this rapidly evolving education landscape. This makes a profile of a modern educator.
Psychologist Reid Wilson, created an infographic incorporating the essential characteristics of a modern teacher.
All the 16 characteristics mentioned fit perfectly well in today’s day and age in education. Teachers can choose to co-learn than just only instruct, allowing themselves to make mistakes, admit and learn new things. They can welcome change and adapt to it by questioning everything before doing a task or allowing peer learning. These features help educators to fit into this modern world of learning, for better outcomes for themselves and students.
Educational needs are not the same today as it was twenty years ago. The modern educator is a facilitator, a coordinator and a guide; the modern educator is not a teacher. Teaching should no longer be a business of giving information. Information is already available out there. The task is to present it to the students effectively in a way that it makes them want to learn by themselves.