Overview of standards addressed
The incorporation of 21st Century skills, TPACK and UDL are all essential to increasing engagement and motivation in today's classroom. To be prepared for the workforce, students need to be able to solve problems, know certain basic concepts, and be adept at the use of technological tools common in our society. Being a successful teacher means making these core skills accessible to all learners so when they leave our classrooms, they are one step closer to a successful future. The Standards of 21st Century Readiness, TPACK and UDL all provide guides for educators in their endeavors and I have illustrated how they have helped me better engage and motivate my students.