Describe the ideal 21st C teacher in as few words as possible

Hi All -

I'm working on a presentation on 21st learning and teaching, and I'm curious as to what traits Classroom 2.0 educators think are important in teaching in today's world? Keep it simple and list a word or phrase.... nothing fancy. I just want to come up with a list of descriptives of a forward-thinking teacher should look like. I've already posted this in Twitter and on my Facebook page, so if you responded there, I've got your word or words adding to my list. Examples of what I have so far are : caring, inspire, integrate, adaptive, empower.

Thanks in advance, and hopefully I'll post my preso somewhere when I'm finished!

Lucy

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21st century teachers are:

learners
lead-learners
open-minded
disciplined
information-hunters
discerning
explorers
people with persistence
communicators
questioners
collaborators
Hi Lucy,

Connie gave some great ones - here's a few more

bridge (helping themselves and others get to the next level while understanding we have to start now and here at the place where everyone is)
simpatico
team-oriented
comfortable with paradox (because we're not there yet)
reflective yet dynamic
relentless
resilient
flexible
process-oriented
passionate
networker
artists (in the sense that McLuhan describes artists as able to describe great change as it's happening and therefore understanders of the future - see http://whatisthemessage.blogspot.com/2005/07/mcluhan-lectures-2005-...)

I look forward to seeing your presentation.

Take care,
Pamela
creative
They have to be a good enough teacher/instructor and understand how students learn well enough so that they:

* know what technology tools are appropriate in their classroom
* know how to integrate the tools with a learning objective (yes, they can have time for "play" with new tools, but it's got to go beyond that at some point).
* If they tool suggests a learning objective they never thought of before, they should recognize the opportunity and go with it.
Evolved and Involved

Lifely Learners.

Inside Outters, Outside In.

A crane in the river bent by no wind.

DD

http://eflclassroom.ning.com
www.ddd.batcave.net
innovative,
open-minded
culturally aware
creative
adaptable/flexible
caring
excited and excitable
Hi Lucy,
A few words come to mind when I think of our best Generation YES teachers...
patient
positive
communicate
dynamic
life-long learner
collaborative
passionate

I hope this helps :)

Megan Evadner
Generation YES
Collegial pedagogists. Everything else has been said. What they are NOT is those who sit back and let computers do all the engaging. 21st century educators seize the opportunity to build relationships with students based on listening!
Thanks everyone for your input so far... keep it coming! Excellent ideas!!
Prober
G'day Lucy,

Here's a few: pioneering, experimental, visionary, adventurous, enterprising, venturesome, intrepid.

I hope this helps!

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