Ironically, authentic learning is often at odds with the expectations placed on many teachers to cover, assess, and document a student’s achievement based on the standards. In this system, grades, and report cards can become the focus over learning. To be clear, I don’t blame the teachers; we all contribute to this—many parents focus on grades, school leaders hold teachers accountable for grades and test results, and many kids learn how to play the game that the larger education system encourages. But a different model of teaching and learning exists. The power of teachers isn’t in the information they share, but in the opportunities they create for students to learn how to learn, solve problems, and apply what they learn in meaningful ways. The following characteristics highlight the evolving role of the educator.
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