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Hazel Grace V. Abuan

Pauleen G. Allam
Marsha Belle L. Olya-on
21st Century Teachers
• Objectives
At the end of the session, the participants are expected to;
a. to know characteristics of the 21st century teachers,
b. show the important roles of 21st century teachers,
c. apply the different roles that a 21st century teachers do.
Content Outline
• Characteristics of 21st century teachers
a) Adaptive
b) Risk taker
c) Visionary
d) Leader
e) Collaborative
f) Good Communicator
g) Creative
h) Innovative
i) Role Model

Role of 21st Century Teachers

a. Facilitator
b. Guidance Counsellor
c. Administrator
d. Manager
 Adaptive – Harnesses as we are to an assessment-focused education
model, the 21st century educator must be able to adapt the curriculum in
imaginative ways.
 Risk taker – There is so much to learn. How can you as an educator know
all these things? You must take risks and sometimes surrender yourself to
the students’ knowledge. Have a vision of what you want and what the
technology can achieve.
 Visionary – Imagination is a crucial component of the educator of today
and tomorrow. Educators must look across the disciplines and through the
curricula; they must see the potential in the emerging tools and web
technologies, grasp these and manipulate them to serve their needs.
 Leader – Whether they are a champion of the process of ICT integrating,
a quiet technology coach, the 21st century educator is a leader. Like clear
goals and objectives, leadership is crucial to the success or failure of any
 Collaborative – Blogger, Wikispaces, Bebo, MSN, MySpaces, Second
life, Twitter, RSS – as educators we must be able to leverage these
collaborative tools enhance and captivate our learners.
 Good Communicator – “Anywhere, anytime” learning is a catchphrase
we hear often. Usually it’s paired with “life leaner”. To have anywhere
anytime learning, the teacher to must be anywhere and anytime. It does not
have to be the same teacher, but the 21st century teacher is a communicator.
They have the fluent in tools and technologies that enable communication
and collaboration. They go beyond learning just how to do it, they also know
how to facilitate it, stimulate and control it, moderate and manage it.
 Creative – As a future educator, it can be even more of a challenge to
inspire creativity in students or embrace your own creativity while trying to
juggle academic requirements, testing, and other issues in the classroom. It
may be difficult but it’s certainly not impossible, and accomplishing it can
help to create a classroom environment that’s more motivation, interesting
and educational for both you and your students.
 Innovative – Effective teacher is an innovative who changes strategies,
techniques, texts, and materials when better ones are found and / or when
existing ones no longer provide a substantive learning experience for her
students. This teacher also employs a combination of lecture-discussion,
simulation, service learning, cooperative learning, visual media, role-
playing, guest speakers, and debates, and whatever is age and grade
appropriate in order to accommodate diverse learning styles and to present
the subject from different angles to facilitate insights and connections. This
teacher values and uses students’ ideas about how to enhance their own
 Role Model – We must model the behaviors that we expect from our
students. Today and tomorrow more so, there is an expectation that teachers
will teach values. We are often the most consistent part of our student’s life.
Teachers will see the students more often, for longer and more reliably than
their parents. This is not a criticism of the parents rather a reflection.
The 21st Century educator also models reflective practice, whether it’s the
quiet, personal inspection of their teaching and learning, or through
reflective via blogs, twitter and other medium, these educators look both
inwards and outwards. Theses teachers also model a number of other
characteristics. These are not necessarily associated with ICT or the
curriculum, but are of equal importance. They model.
 Tolerance
 Acceptance
 A wider view than just their curricula areas
 Global awareness
 reflection

 Facilitator – Facilitating professional learning opportunities among staff
members is another role for teacher leaders. When teacher learn with and from one
another, they can focus on what most directly improves student learning. Their
professional learning becomes more relevant, focused on teacher’s classroom work,
and aligned to fill gaps in student learning. Such communities of learning can break
the norms of isolation present in many schools.
 Guidance counselor – The role of a teacher as a guidance counselor is to work
with students and parents to help guide students’ academic, behavioral and social
growth. Individuals in this field work in elementary, middle and high schools.
 Administrator – 21st century administrator need to be effective instructional and
technological leaders in their school, activity participating in the selection and
implementation of the tools teachers will use to engage students and improve
 Manager –Every good manager must also be a teacher in both sense of the term.
A teacher is someone who has expertise and knowledge, and a teacher is someone
who knows how to instruct others.
Before, we have a traditional way of teaching but now we have 21st century teachers that
will do their responsibilities and duties.
A teacher must know how to use the different technologies nowadays because they are dealing
with students who often use gadgets in doing their homework, as a future teacher we must know
the right of each students and know the different roles and characteristics and strategies that they
will catch the attentions of their students.
A teacher must use a strategy that suits to the topic and for the students.
A 21st century teacher knows how to collaborate to work well , working with others is an
important 21st century skill, as a future teacher learning is deemed to be more effective where we
can share our ideas and knowledge with others. To share experience, communicating and learning
from others. Teaching is a career that has pretty much stayed same over the past decades, the tool
may have changed over the year. We as 21st century teachers able to look their practice and adapt
the needs of our students.
21st century teacher should be flexible enough to deal with his/her pupils in line with the
curriculum to become globally competitive, innovative. Teacher’s also promoting low costs
alternative methods that can be used to educate our youth even in the most remote communities.
A teacher should be resourceful enough to meet the needs of her/his pupils in the teaching-learning
process to achieve the greater and meaningful experiences in their studies.
Ultimately, just plainly being dedicated to teaching job is the most important way to show
gratitude. The teacher is looked upon to be the molders of not only the minds of the youth but also
his characteristics. Any good changes with our pupils/students is growing in mind and character is
enough to your gratitude with the help extended by the parents, community leaders and members
because we can do nothing without their help.