“I realized how important education is in the 21st century, and that some of my teaching methods need to evolve.” – Karel Rejthar, Czech Republic
Teacher, ICT Manager
Střední škola zemědělská a potravinářská
Klatovy, Czech Republic
Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) Karel Rejthar knows that his students have infinite sources from which they can learn. As a result, he doesn’t believe in “teaching,” but rather “guiding” them toward proficiency in 21st century skills.
Even so, he’s found it challenging at times to motivate his students. Then, he attended a Summer Camp for Innovative Teachers.
“I met people who think like me,” says Rejthar, “always learning, always sharing. I realized how important education is in the 21st century, and that some of my teaching methods need to evolve.”
Likewise, Rejthar is inspiring other educators to try new things. His favorite classroom activity? “Using PowerBI for data visualization, to analyze data from Facebook and other sources,” says Rejthar. “This can get students interested in some not-so-popular subjects, like math or statistics.”
About Karel Rejthar
- Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology: Power BI, Office365, Teams, Windows 10, Azure AD
- Website I check every day: www.lupa.cz, education.microsoft.com, Twitter, Facebook
- Favorite book: ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson