I teach, therefore you learn... or do you?

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Exploring the changing expectations of our students.


<ul><li> I teach, therefore you learn... or do you? The changing expectations of our pupils </li> <li> We no longer live the way we used to </li> <li> We teach the way we used to We teach the way we were taught </li> <li> Our philosophy may be outdated </li> <li> We may be stuck in our old ways </li> <li> The old may feel safe and reliable </li> <li> Perhaps the new offers a better alternative </li> <li> Consider this: </li> <li> Charles Dickens wrote like this </li> <li> But our pupils read Charles dickens like this </li> <li> Yet we expect our pupils to produce work like this </li> <li> But not like this </li> <li> It may be time to reconsider the way we teach </li> <li> But why? </li> <li> Our pupils are not that different from us </li> <li> But they experience the world differently </li> <li> Think about it... </li> <li> Our generation watched TV: Limited information Structured schedules </li> <li> Their generation use computers: Limitless information 24/7 access </li> <li> Our pupils share the same interests we had: Friendship Socialising </li> <li> But they use different tools </li> <li> The means of communication have changed </li> <li> This is how they communicate: </li> <li> Communication may hold the key </li> <li> We need to start listening </li> <li> We need to teach using the right tools </li> <li> We need to teach life skills </li> <li> We need to stop resisting change </li> <li> We risk being left behind </li> <li> If we are to meet our students expectations </li> <li> If we are to engage our pupils </li> <li> If we are to remain relevant </li> <li> If we want them to learn from us </li> <li> We may need to learn from them </li> <li> http://www.flickr.com/photos/foundphotoslj/466722575/ Photos from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59866125@N00/2569980414/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/abennett96/3168581574/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcostin/75494566/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/abbyladybug/2090551827/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/leobard/3157146320/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pshab/498122926/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/96957132@N00/132505259/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lanier67/2979124681/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ul_marga/755378645/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/benandjenn/2419628201/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfrancis/2914270909/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/rrrodrigo/1343759318/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasewiththeface/2351957152/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaswenden/116786466/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/fake_eyes/342753239/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/emokr/309215062/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/julisuarezvalente/3083877028/ Special thanks to A. Simner &amp; W. Orchard </li> <li> www.boxoftricks.net </li> </ul>