“I teach in our community to the ethnic and underserved students, who cannot speak Myanmar language very well and have a lot of learning challenges in school. When I applied the tools and activities from the 21st Century Guide into my classroom, I found that it helped my students to communicate their ideas and thoughts more effectively through small group discussions and visual tools. Now even the slow learners are learning better because the 21st Century tools allow them to learn more quickly and understand concepts more deeply."
—Sein Win Tun, Teacher, National League for Democracy Education Network
“When I started using 21st Century Skills in my classroom, I began asking my students for feedback. I heard again and again that students were very afraid in the classroom because I used a lot of strict discipline techniques. With the tools and practices in the Guide to Becoming a 21st Century Teacher, I have worked on developing a better relationship with my students by talking with them before and after class, trying to understand their needs, building trust and engaging all students in the lesson.”
—Khine Thazin Thein, Teacher, English Access Micro Scholarship Program
“The Empathy tools and activities in the 21st Century Skills Guide have helped me to understand more deeply about the experiences of my students both inside and outside the classroom. I learned how to adapt and change my approach for different types of students and I noticed that I have become more patient by encouraging students to participate and engage in group work.”
—Mi Keet Htaw, Teacher, Mon National Schools
“I used to think that if students can answer the questions, then they understand the lesson. With 21st century learning, I see that we also have to give opportunities to the students to demonstrate what they know and understand in different ways. For example, now I ask my students to show or apply what they have learned by building something, working together in groups or by doing a presentation.”
—Myint Khaing, Teacher, English Access Micro Scholarship Program