What’s Your Vision for the 21st Century Classroom?

April 5, 2016

I recently reviewed an article published by Edutopia. The point of the article was to breakdown components of a modern classroom designed for today’s students.wade-visualizing21stcclassrmdesign-flickr Here is an excerpt:

“Problem-based learning, makerspaces, flipped learning, student blogging — these are becoming perceived staples of 21st-century learning. With such ambitious practices taking the spotlight for how people regard modern classrooms, it’s not surprising that a murmur of impracticality or skepticism is still a frequent response when they’re first introduced.

So how do we encourage teachers everywhere to believe that great changes can happen in their classrooms? By helping them envision small, practical steps that will lead them there. Here are five elements of 21st-century classrooms, along with concrete suggestions that teachers can visualize and implement today.”

The author examines five elements that are key to re-thinking the classroom of today:

  • Zones
  • Accessibility
  • Mobility
  • Inspiration
  • Respect

To read the complete article please click here. Comment below to add your thoughts on the ideal 21st century learning environment.

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Judi Andersen
April 5, 2016 11:39 am

I loved this article, especially mentioning process not product and encouraging a growth mindset!!

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