Featured educators

“AR/VR/MR technologies help me to bring my lessons to life and the world to my classroom.” – Vineeta Garg, India

Vineeta Garg IT Head SRDAV Public School Delhi, India @vineetagarg123  “AR/VR/MR technologies help me to bring my lessons to life and the world to my classroom.” – Vineeta Garg, India  Vineeta Garg has been an IT leader for 25 years, … Continue reading

“You can’t push people, but you can walk with them on the journey.” – Lynn Thomas, Canada

Lynn Thomas Secondary English Teacher, Digital Lead Learner Dunnville Secondary School, Granderie District School Board Ontario, Canada @THOMLYNN101 MIE Expert Lynn Thomas, who will be attending E2 in Paris next month, recalls a tweet with an intriguing picture. “It had … Continue reading

“Technology has become a part of education and it should be available to everyone.” – Chad Botha, South Africa

Chad Botha Training Facilitator Curro Johannesburg, South Africa @ChadBotha4 Access to quality education – and the technology that supports it — can be an issue for students everywhere. MIEE Chad Botha is part of the solution. “Education from a global … Continue reading

“A small didactic surprise, a simple learning scenario, good mood, and imagination: these are the ingredients of a good lesson.” – Vassilis Economou, Greece

Vassilis Economou Head of the Department of Informatics and Digital Education Doukas School Athens, Greece @VassilisEconomu For 27 years, Vassilis Economou, a Daily Edventures alum and MIE Expert, has had many moments that helped define his career. One of the … Continue reading

“I knew that I wanted to help others to learn English so that they wouldn’t feel like outsiders.” – Luis Oliveira, USA

    Luis M. Oliveira Director of Unified Arts/ELL Teacher Middletown High School Rhode Island, USA @loliveira55 When Luis Oliveira moved to the US as a nine-year-old child, he didn’t know any English. But two English as a Second Language … Continue reading

“The thrill of waiting for the next Mystery Skype has become our daily routine.” – Ana Stojkovic, Serbia

Ana Stojkovic Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Primary School Stanimir Veljkovic Zele Bojnik, Serbia @stojkovic_ana Ana Stojkovic has always believed that, with the right help from an enthusiastic and a determined teacher, every child can excel in any … Continue reading

“In 2015, I saw Skype in the Classroom. I followed the link and was AMAZED! That was exactly what I had been looking for.” – Mirjana Milović, Serbia

      Mirjana Milović English Teacher and Owner of Speak Up English Language School Kragujevac, Serbia @speakupkg Discovering a new way to engage students can make teaching exciting and fresh. A few years ago, long-time English teacher Mirjana Milović … Continue reading

“On one hand, all the world and knowledge are at our fingertips. On the other hand, everything is changing so quickly that it is hard to say what the world will be in 20 years.” – Anna Leszczyńska, Poland

Anna Leszczyńska English and Ethics teacher Secondary School number 17 (XVII LO) Gdynia, Poland @ania7roz Anna Leszczyńska, an English and Ethics teacher in her second year as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE Expert), believes her job is a broad … Continue reading

“The only thing you need is what I call the 3D Model — you need Drive, you need Direction, and you need Discipline to create impact and see the results.” – Waqas Shafique, Pakistan

Waqas Shafique Master Trainer & Coordinator (ICT Initiatives & Digital Literacy) Millennium Education/Future World School Pakistan @shafiquewaqas As a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Master Trainer, Waqas Shafique has helped thousands of Pakistan’s educators transform their classrooms with technology. Through his … Continue reading

“Believing in people can be a catalyst for positive change.” – Kimberly Mecham, USA

Kimberly Mecham Director of the Center for Leadership & Innovation St. Thomas School Medina, Washington, USA  @kimberlymecham  When MIE Expert Kimberly Mecham was in college, she taught a math class to young male felons at the California Youth Authority. At the … Continue reading

“What once was an ‘imagine if we could’ idea became a reality. It is truly inspiring.” — Nicole Adams, Australia

Nicole Adams School Program Manager – Digital Transformation Team Catholic Education Western Australia Perth, Australia  @T_I_Learning   When you live in a country as geographically dispersed as Australia, engaging with other classrooms in remote areas can be challenging, to say the … Continue reading

“A happy and self-confident student learns more and better.” – Silvia Scuracchio, Brazil

      Silvia Scuracchio School Director Escola Bosque Sao Paulo, Brazil @SilviaScuracch2 As a school leader, Silvia Scuracchio wanted to create a school that empowered all students – regardless of their abilities – to succeed. After two years of … Continue reading

“Learning how to use tools is not an age barrier between digital natives and digital immigrants, but a mindset barrier between fixed and growth mindsets.” – James Yanuzzelli, USA

    James Yanuzzelli Technology Integration Specialist Old Bridge Township Public Schools New Jersey, USA @MrYanuzzelli For MIE Expert Jim Yanuzzelli, the “why” of learning is every bit as important as the “what.” That’s why he incorporates at least one … Continue reading

“Technology breaks down the language barriers…and enables [students] to show their full potential.” – Hannah Mathias, UK

Hannah Mathias E-learning Manager Cardiff and Vale College Wales, UK @hmathiasedtech  MIE Expert Hannah Mathias’ favorite quote is, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” For Mathias and her students at Cardiff and Vale College, that door comes in the … Continue reading

“Growing my professional learning network…literally changed my life!” – Scott Titmas, USA

Scott Titmas Technology Integration Specialist Old Bridge Township Public Schools New Jersey, USA @sdtitmas  For many of the educators we speak with here at Daily Edventures, teaching can sometimes feel very isolating. MIE Expert Scott Titmas was one of those … Continue reading

“Creating something new for the first time is never simple, but if you’re passionate about the ‘why’ behind the work, and can build strong relationships with all stakeholders, it will never seem like hard work.” – Meredith Roe, Australia

Meredith Roe Virtual School Program Manager Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) Perth, Australia @MeredithRoe1 Microsoft Innovative Educator Meredith Roe is all about collaboration. And what makes her most excited is seeing her students connecting with others – whether that’s in … Continue reading

“It is this determination I pass on to all I teach: Failure doesn’t always signify the end – it can be the beginning.” – Elaine Topham, UK

Elaine Topham Senior Learning Technologist The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education Grimsby, UK @ElaineTopham The path to becoming a technology educator wasn’t a straight one for Elaine Topham. “I wasn’t a particularly focused student at school – in … Continue reading

“As we don’t have a crystal ball to look in to the future, we must support children in becoming self-confident lifelong learners who have a positive outlook on that future they will help shape.” – Kris Vande Moortel, Belgium

Kris Vande Moortel Pedagogical ICT coordinator / STEM teacher ‘t Saam Diksmuide, Belgium  @K_VandeM   For Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and science teacher Kris Vande Moortel, one of the best parts of his job is standing back and letting his students … Continue reading

“I don’t like to say no to what students want to do — often those crazy ideas can be the start of something that inspires us and actually works.” – Melissa Wrenchey, USA

Melissa Wrenchey Educator Nikola Tesla STEM High School Redmond, Washington, USA @wrenchey #engipreneurism Melissa Wrenchey is on a mission to get students excited about STEM learning – both in her classroom and in her community. In 2014, Wrenchey collaborated with … Continue reading

“When master teachers learn how to use technology as a tool to enhance and extend their craft, student growth and achievement accelerates beyond all expectations.” – Geri Gillespy, USA

Geri Gillespy Administrator of Digital Integration West Ada School District Meridian, Idaho, United States @GeriGillespy  Growing up in California’s Silicon Valley, Geri Gillespy was captivated by the power of technology to do more for students. Now, as her school district’s Administrator … Continue reading