Teachers who are passionate about making a difference are more likely to make a difference.

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.

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