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You May Be a 21st Educator If...

Fun list of things you may already do in-and-out of your classroom. A few of my favourites:

3. Words like “flipped,” “blended,” “asynchronous,” “differentiated,” and “MOOC” are not words to describe how you feel after inhaling a chili hotdog just before riding a roller coaster called the “Vomit Van.”

8. One of your most trusted and reliable colleagues is in another state or country and responds just as quickly via social media as the teacher next door.

13. Your students present you with the best form of educational feedback when the annoying bell rings and they collectively say, “Ahhhhhh, class is over already?”

Keep reading…how many do you identify with?

21 Things That Will be Obsolete (in Education) in 2020

Inspired by Sandy Speicher’s vision of the designed school day of the future, reader Shelly Blake-Plock shared his own predictions of that ideal day. How close are we to this? The post was written in December 2009, and Blake-Plock says he’s seeing some of these already beginning to come to fruition.

[Update: I asked Blake-Plock to respond to comments to this post. Read it here.]

A couple of surprises:

  • Attendance Offices
  • Lockers
  • Paper
  • Desks