An education consultant is calling for the evolution of teaching in this country.
Kitts Cadette, a former school principal, who also piloted the development of the Student Support Services Unit of Trinidad and Tobago, said: “Teachers cannot teach the way they did before.”
She was speaking during the Tobago launch of the Methodists School’s Development Project at the Food and Nutrition Co-op Building in Canaan on yesterday.
According to Cadette, teachers must avail themselves of new research, which speaks to the Neuroscience of learning.
“Neurologists tell us that the anatomy of children’s brains is affected by constant interfacing with screen technology,” she said.
She said teachers can no longer think of themselves as the “sage of the stage” or the “guru of all knowledge” because they are now competing with Google, interactive educational software and social media platforms.
“We must include what has become a natural tool for students in the execution of our lessons. We must teach as they learn,” she said.
Cadette said the transformation of the Methodist school system goes beyond the responsibility of immediate teachers and principals.