In the Guide to Becoming a 21st Century Teacher, we are exploring that central quality which makes learning and teaching come alive and feel whole. The Guide to Becoming a 21st Century Teacher contains background materials, tools and practices to help teachers create a 21st century classroom. You can use this guide on your own, in a teacher working group or as part of your teacher training.
You can use this guide on your own, in a teacher working group or as part of your teacher training. The Guide to Becoming a 21st Century Teacher focuses on the core skills (curiosity, critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration and communication) necessary for students and teachers to be successful in the 21st Century. We call these skills the 5Cs:
Introduction to 21st Century Learning
7 Mindsets and Practices for 21st Century Learning
21st Century Skills and the 5Cs (Curiosity, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Collaboration and Communication)
Self-Discovery Process for Teachers
21st Century Skills-Building for Teachers
Integrating 21st Century Skills into Your Classroom
UNICEF, Pearson, Mawlamyine University and PointB have been working with hundreds of teachers and adolescents across Myanmar to understand what mindsets, skills, tools and processes are needed to integrate 21st century skills into the classroom.
We used a “co-creation process” in which we worked alongside teachers and students in a variety of contexts from formal, nonformal, ethnic, and private school systems. The Guide to Becoming a 21st Century Teachers is a synthesis of those mindsets, habits, practices and processes, which have been proven to make learning and teaching come alive and feel whole in a 21st century Myanmar.
Available in English and Myanmar
See PointB Facilitator, Naw Tha Ku Paul (Mie Mie), demonstrate some of the key tools and practices included in A Guide to Becoming a 21st Century Teacher.
A 21st Century Teaching Technique #1:
This short tutorial video shows how to use Think, Pair Share in your classroom to activate questioning skills and collaborative learning with your students.
Think, Pair, Share involves posing a question to students, asking them to take a few minutes to think on their own, turn to a nearby student and discuss their thoughts, and finally, share with a larger group or the whole class.
A 21st Century Teaching Technique #2:
This short tutorial video shows how to integrate a cooperative learning activity called Jigsaw into your classroom.
As the name implies a “jigsaw puzzle” can only be completed by fitting different pieces together. Similarly, in the Jigsaw activity each piece of a learning task is essential for the completion and full understanding of the final learning of a topic or concept.
A 21st Century Teaching Technique #3:
This short tutorial video shows how to integrate visual tools into your classroom to activate 21st century skills with your students.
Visual thinking skills show us different ways to represent data or information that will help stimulate and support the different thinking skills within 21st century learning.In this video, we'll demonstrate how to use 3 different visual tools in your lesson.
A 21st Century Teaching Technique #4:
This short tutorial video shows how to integrate a daily reviews into your classroom.
Daily reviews help to engage students in a review of past learning and activities in order to reiterate learning experience, assess and further connect ideas. A daily review helps students to gain greater depth of knowledge of concepts of a previous lesson. In this video, we will show you how to integrate 3 different kinds of reviews into your lesson.
A 21st Century Teaching Technique #5:
This short tutorial video shows how to integrate experiential learning into your classroom to activate 21st century skills with your students.
In experiential learning, the teacher becomes a facilitator. First, helping the students to have an authentic or Structured Learning Experience (SLE) and then, helping them top unpack their experiences by reflecting on what they did, what they learned and how they can apply their learning to future experiences.
A 21st Century Teaching Technique #6:
This short tutorial video shows how to integrate Brainstorming into your classroom to activate creative thinking and collaborative learning skills with your students.
Brainstorming is a technique designed to calm your critical (or convergent) thinking so that you can open up to creative (or divergent) thinking. The goal of brainstorming is to come up with lots of new ideas! In this video, we'll also share some rules and tips on how to get the most out of your brainstorming session.
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