21st Century Skills for Teachers

Teacher skills in 50 words or less.  Go….!

Here’s my stab at it:

“Every teacher should be able to articulate how their lessons engage higher order learning, how they offer the opportunity for development of critical skills, how learning outcomes offer related evidence, and how assessment is used to provide formative feedback in both areas.”


I was recently inspired by a WIRED article on the Art of the Elevator Pitch. Couldn’t education benefit from a good pitch?

I’d love to hear how others might phrase a concise statement about the critical skills necessary for teachers.  Please leave comments with your version, or skills that should be added to the list.

Can anyone help spread this around to see if we can get Angela Maiers to post her version?