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  • 1. If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier.If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
    -Barbara Colorose
  • 2. Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.
    -Henry Brooks Adams
  • 3. Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
    —Jacques Barzun
  • 4. The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator.
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 5. Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
  • 6. Children are like wet cement; whatever falls on them makes an impression.
    - HaimGinott
  • 7. The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds hard to answer.
    -Alice Wellington Rollins
  • 8. Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.
    -Bob Talbert
  • 9. Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child.Listen to the DON’TSListen to the SHOULDN’TSThe IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS.Listen to the NEVER HAVESThen listen close to me-Anything can happen, child,ANYTHING can be.”
    -Shel Silverstein
  • 10. The mediocre teacher tells.The good teacher explains.The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
    -William A. Ward
  • 11. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
    -William Butler Yeats
  • 12. Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.
  • 13. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
    -Albert Einstein
  • 14. A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
    -James Baldwin
  • 15. Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
    —Robert M. Hutchins
  • 16. If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
    -Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada
  • 17. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
    - Aristotle
  • 18. As a general rule, teachers teach more by what they are than by what they say.
  • 19. Never do anything for a student that he is capable of doing for himself. If you do you, you’ll make him an educational cripple…a pedagogical paraplegic.
    -Howard Hendric
  • 20. If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.
    -John Dewey
  • 21. Blast off with 21 tips for creating a 21st Century Classroom
    With a little technology and a lot of Web 2.0!
    Ann Witherspoon
    Midlothian ISD
  • 22. What is 21st Century Learning?
    Do you have a clear understanding what is meant by 21st Century learning?
  • 23. The 21st Century Skills
    Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes
    Core subjects should be taught in the context of themes like global awareness and civic literacy.
    Information, Media, and Technology Skills
    These skills include Information Literacy, Media Literacy, and Information Communication & Technology (ITC) Literacy.
    Learning and Innovation Skills
    These important skills include Creativity & Innovation, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, and Communication & Collaboration.
    Life and Career Skills
    These skills describe the ability to be flexible, adaptable, self-directed, socially aware, accountable, and responsible.
    Skills and knowledge students should master to succeed in work and life in the 21st Century.
    Standards and Assessments
    21st Century standards, along with a balanced system of assessments that measure 21st Century skills is crucial.
    Professional Development
    Teachers should be provided with effective 21st Century skills training and support for integrating these skills in the classroom.
    Curriculum and Instruction
    Instructional materials and practice should support student mastery of 21st Century skills.
    Learning Environments
    Where students learn affects what they learn-today’s learning environment must support 21st Century skills.
    Support systems necessary to ensure student mastery of 21st Century Skills
    From Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  • 24. 21st Century Principles
    Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  • 25. 21st Century Environment
    Enables students to learn in a relevant, real-world 21st Century learning environment that provides:
    Supports a professional learning community
  • 26. 21st Century Learning
  • 27. Tip #121st Century Set of Literacies
    Students will be able to:
    Find information
    Validate it
    Synthesize it
    Leverage it
    Communicate it
    Collaborate with it
    Problem solve with it
  • 28. The Traditional Classroom
  • 29. Tip # 2The 21st Century Classroom
    Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  • 30. collaborate
    Tip #3 ProfessionalLearning Communities
  • 31. Tip #4 A little equipment
  • 32. A Little Productivity with Web 2.0…
    Tip #5-Get a Delicious account
    Tip #6-Get a class Gmail account
    Tip #7-Access Google Docs
    Tip #8-Create an online learning environment (class website)
    Tip #9-Get Jing
    Tip #10-Everything Google
  • 33. A Little Creativity with Web 2.0…
    Tip #11-Glogster’s #1
    Tip #12-Scrapblog
    Tip #13-Toondoo
    Tip #14-Voki
    Tip #15-Oddcast
    Tip #16-Gliffy
  • 34. Bring the community and the world in
    Tip #18-Cell Phones
    Tip #19-Google Earth
    Tip #20-ePals
    Tip #21-Skype
  • 35. Putting it all together…Welcome to the world of the digital learner
    Which of the following did you find you are most eager to explore?
    Developing a Personal Learning Network
    Utilizing more productivity options such as Delicious, Gmail, Online Learning Community
    Integrating Web 2.0 applications into your curriculum
    Bringing the world into the classroom
    None, I like my 100 year old classroom!