Due to the sudden increase in technological advancements in recent years, it is important for teachers and anyone involved in educating, to understand that teaching and learning methods are changing. To get the best out of a student, teachers must adapt and be responsive to change.
In compiling this information I have realised there are so many more options for teaching and learning than I first suspected, especially within the context of technology within physical education. If with the use of technology, students become further engaged and interested in physical education, then as teachers we should provide the best opportunities to develop these ideas.
I have realised that exemplary teaching requires innovation, creativeness and confidence to try new things. With new resources available in conjunction with some traditional methods of teaching it is important to be aware that some methods may not work, but still have the confidence to try them.
There is so much to know and so much more to learn, for all teachers within any context and I believe that it will take time to become an exemplary teacher, and all teachers are capable of improvement, even if it’s a slight one.
Successful attributes of 21st century teachers:
- Role models
- Problem solvers
- Critically reflective
- Understand multiliteracies
- Open minded
- Sense of humour
- Risk takers
- Develop relationships with students
- Understand how to treat student misbehaviour
- Always striving for improvement to become an exemplary teacher
Times will continue to change as will teaching and learning methods and teachers will have to change with them.