The field of education is changing at a rapid rate. We can see these changes at all levels, especially at the K-12 space. Instructional shifts, Common Core standards and instructional technology are disrupting the way education is provided to students. SMART boards are used in a majority of classrooms which allows Teachers to make lessons interactive for students. The Teacher centered model is being replaced with the Student centered model. Students of today need constant stimulation, especially with technology. Traditional teaching methods and hardcover books do not stimulate the learners of today.
The Teacher of today is faced with more challenges than ever before. However there are more opportunities than ever before. The testing and education technology space is a multi-million dollar industry. Venture capitalists are investing millions in ed-tech start ups.
So what does this mean for the teacher? This means that if teachers decide to take their educational expertise and apply it to creating high quality instructional materials that everyone can use; they have the potential to earn more money than the average classroom Teacher.
Teachers have more challenges than ever before but they also have more opportunities as well.