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Aspire to be a life-long learner … What’s one of the most important characteristics of a great teacher/educational leader? I believe without hesitation that all educators must be life-long learners. Like Dr. Gerstein, I think we must “encourage educators not only to adopt the mindset of the educator as a lead learner but also to model, demonstrate, and teach his/her [students] the process of learning how to learn new “things.” tlb
I have discussed educators as model learners before:
The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. The educator’s role has always been to model and demonstrate effective learning, but somewhere along the line, the major role of the educator became that of content and knowledge disseminator. Now that in this information age content is freely and abundantly available, it is more important than ever to assist learners in the process of how to learn. (Educator as Model Learner)
The goal of this post is to encourage educators not only to adopt the mindset of the educator as a lead learner but also to model, demonstrate, and teach his/her learners the process of learning how to learn new “things”.
In our schools, “the emphasis is on what students need to learn, whereas little emphasis—if any—is placed on training students how they…
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