As noted in Johanna Riddle’s article, Redefining the Role of the Teacher:
She goes on to say that we will have new roles as frameworkers, connectors, and enablers.
Connectors bring “a world of learning to the doorsteps of their students. The process can be as simple as finding, and persuading, the right speakers, mentors, and specialists to participate in the life of the classroom, to creating and participating in connective software and Nexus points that broaden the view and knowledge base of students.
Enablers include students in the teaching and learning process as noted by one instructor who admits to a lack of technical expertise while realizing that the power of technology can contribute to learning. “My philosophy (about technology inclusion) is ‘We’re all in this together’,” she explains. “If I’m trying to take my students through a step in the technological process, and I get lost, I ask them to help me through it. I have to be willing to learn with them.”
When we embrace the notion that how we teach is as crucial to the learning process as what we teach, we naturally begin to expand and reexamine our roles as teachers. As we reach into the world of our students, the everyday business of teaching and learning transforms into a shared, creative journey. And isn’t that when teaching, and learning, really start to matter?
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