Sunday, May 8, 2011

Twenty-First Century Teaching

Teaching in the twenty-first century is a daunting task.  There are fewer and fewer resources yet the demands increase.  Alt Comp (Q Comp) and the state require us to be highly qualified teachers.  Budget cuts mean fewer specialists to work with students.  Spanish being cut out of the elementary program means that in our immersion program we will no longer have our English specialist in 3rd and 4th grade.   Our math paraprofessional is being cut as well which will mean a lot less differentiation.  Class sizes continue to increase.  Parents expect more but they continue to over-schedule their children and then complain about homework being too much., Students miss more and more school because of vacations outside of the vacations predetermined by the school calendar.  In the midst of all of this, teachers are expected to keep up with technological advance that increase at what seems to be the speed of light.   In this blog, I hope to share thoughts on how today's educators are working to meet the myriads of challenges in teaching in the twenty-first century.
the future of technology in education

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