Be An Expert Learner

By Breann and Abigail

Expert Educator

Becoming an expert learner can benefit both educators and students. It helps educators continually develop their own learning in the classroom, professional atmosphere, and wherever learning occurs. One example of being an expert learner as an educator involves continual reflective habits. Teachers must be open to change and growth in order to develop an evolving set of standards for themselves.

Expert Student

How does becoming an expert learner deepen students' participation in a community of learners and transform the way they see themselves as learners? When a teacher looks at individual student strengths and provides opportunities to become an expert in that area, the student's confidence increases. Students take on something that is their own, engage with the material, and then are able to collaborate in a community of learners to share their knowledge.