Are you finding yourself spending more time online developing and re-purposing content to create an online presence for your students? Do you consider yourself a modern or digital teacher? According to Jeff Dunn (edumemic), there are 8 characteristics that describe a twenty-first century educator. A twenty-first century teacher should be an adapter, communicator, learner, visionary, leader, model, collaborator and risk-taker. Mind you, it would take a super-hero to embody all of these characteristics at once. Instead, a twenty-first century educator should be able to “pull from experience and be a leader, a collaborator, or a communicator at a moment’s notice” (Dunn, 2013).
For a more in depth description of these characteristics and more, visit the slideshare by Zaid Alsagoff.