Teachers who are passionate about making a difference are more likely to make a difference. – John Hattie
Think back on the best teachers you had in school. What made them different? How did they stand apart from other educators?
Our best teachers truly make a difference in the lives of students because their passion is about making a difference. It isn’t about pedagogy or curriculum; it isn’t about classroom furniture, iPads, or flexible learning spaces. The most important aspect in teacher success is simple – passionate teachers whose first love is making a difference for their students. Period . . . End of story.
Yes, curriculum and learning spaces . . . yes, technology and pedagogy matter, but they don’t matter nearly as much, not nearly as much, as the skill and passion of the teacher in the classroom.