Review the Partnership for 21st Century Learning Framework. What do you believe would impact the learners in your classroom the most? What is your responsibility to your students and yourself with regard to this framework?
Understanding that an educational partnership "combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and more than one type of literacy) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities" the teacher can be reminded of his or her power to create a foundation and framework for the future.
The most important thing for students at any level is empowerment. The 'control-freak' style of the past is disabling, where some teachers, were very strict about staging the room so that it was pin-drop quiet and all work was done in an autocratic fashion, with teacher knows all and teacher knows best. Some students really do well and thrive in that structure and many in failing schools have not learned the value of authority, rules and school procedures, with missing parents at home and lack of self-discipline. However, in the school of the future, with the Partnership for the 21st Century Learning principles, it should not matter, if a student is in a school with a dress ...
The elements of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning for teachers and students is discussed.