I am the Sage on the Stage! I will fill my empty vesselled students with my sagely wisdom!
Stuck in the past, this teacher sees himself as the 'Sage on the Stage'
The harsh reality however, is that he is way out of touch with his students, and may as well be talking to himself (which he kinda is!)
Excuse me sir, we think this might work, but we could use some help with a few things.
Wait, what! Where are my students? This dated classroom and teaching style must change. I must bring my classroom and pedagogy to the 21st Century.
Hmm... So what engages my students outside of the classroom?
Meanwhile, outside of the classroom, today's teens are utilising today's technology, and are often found to be actively problem solving the latest games and gadgets. They call this having fun!
Wow, the amount of effort we put into having fun. If only school work was more like this! We'd all be geniuses
The classroom is updated to reflect the socio-cultural tools and technologies of the 21st century. He also tries out a constructivist, student-centred teaching approach.
I've changed things up a bit. I'm also gonna try a new way of teaching that is all about you, my awesome students!
Oh wow, finally what we think matters. It was almost as if you didn't think we had minds of our own!
Hmm... This active learning thing seems to be having a deeper impact on mind.
Thus enlightened, our sage no longer seeks center stage. Rather, he now embraces his place as 'Guide on the Side'
The teacher further enhances teaching by utilising collaboration technology. Not only can students network amongst themselves within the classroom, they can network anywhere, anytime, with anyone, across the entire planet!