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Challenges Facing the 21st Century Classroom

November 12, 2016

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November 20, 2016

The Learning Environment Game

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November 12, 2016

     It's difficult to complain, when historically, teachers had slate and chalk to rely on, while students ranging in age from 5 to 14 required instruction in the same space at the same time. Today, more children are granted access to public education, and more resour...

November 12, 2016

     In thinking of the aspects of my current curriculum that will still be relevant in 20 years, I came to believe, perhaps naively, that design sense and artistic techniques will still be relevant. Of course, problem-solving, self-directed learning, collaboration, an...

November 5, 2016

       While Keeping Up with the Kardashians might be a well-known aspect of our pop culture, it scores only a 2.4/10 via IMBd. Hopefully my attempts in keeping my lesson plans up to date with currently accepted 21st Century Learning practices are more o...

November 5, 2016

       When providing feedback to my students, I often frame criticisms (pictured below) as "suggestions for improvement," and positives as "successful" elements to an artwork, or assignment. I will do the same while assessing my own practices in being a "21st Century...

October 28, 2016

       One of the most utilized learning environment in all of my courses is possibly the least situated for 21st century learning. The space, below, is the Art Studio room in which students spend 90% of their class time. The student work tables are extremely clunky, a...

October 22, 2016

In all irony, the lesson I most enjoyed as a student in high school,

was perhaps the least successful in encouraging 21st Century skills. There was very little collaboration, technology, and student choice in the assignment. Nevertheless, it sticks with me as being a gr...

October 21, 2016

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

I don't mean to call my students horses, but if you can follow me here, there is no amount of expensive technology or trendy new resources a teacher can provide that can possibly force any individual to learn....

October 12, 2016

Throughout the school year, students often occupy a variety of physical spaces, and engage in learning activities in vastly different environments from one class to the next. In my classes, specifically, students participate in activities in three main areas: the Art S...

October 8, 2016

Discussions from the day...

Predictions from the Past:

It may seem futile to predict the change that may be seen in technology in the next day, let alone the next 20 years. Nevertheless, some have tried. In the poorly constructed outline below, our group of teachers have...

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