Teachers need to empower students. Teachers need to support students so that they can develop their own voices and create meaningful legacies. This is the central message delivered by Alan November (an educator who seems to know what he is talking about).
In the video clip below he explains the role of technology and the importance of critical literacy. He offers a window to a model of inspiration led teaching; and he delivers his message through stories. Brilliant!
Let’s hope that those developing Australia’s National Curriculum take note of the needs of today’s students rather than the egos of yesterday’s bureaucrats.
Students must be supported and taught as they interact with the world they live in. Critical literacy is a key that will open the door.