Principle M: Teacher as guide

The teacher’s role must change dramatically to effectively implement PCBE. Your team should consider the following five roles for teachers: mentor, designer (or curator), facilitator, collaborator and consultor, and learner.

Principle N: Self-directed student

Lifelong learning is becoming essential as the pace of change continues to accelerate in the post-industrial era.  Teachers should help students to develop agencyby giving them voice and choice, helping them develop goals that better their world, and helping them learn how to self-regulate effectively.  Self-direction skills, responsibility, and empowerment are key.

Principle O: Parent as partner

Parents and other primary guardians are children’s first and most important teachers. Students will be better off to the extent that parents are effective partners with teachers in their child’s learning and development, especially at lower age levels.

Principle P: Technology as tool for students

Technology can ease the burdens of PCBE on teachers by serving four major functions to support student learning: record keeping for student learning, planning for student learning, instruction for student learning, and assessment for/of student learning.

Core Idea 4     New Roles