Featured educators

“Educators need to be encouraged to experiment with new ways of teaching without fear of making mistakes. Innovation requires mistakes, sometimes.” – Julci Rocha, Brazil

Julci Rocha Director Redesenho Educacional Brazil @julcirocha As a Microsoft Ambassador in Brazil for two years and a teacher-training for more than a decade, MIE Expert Julci Rocha met and trained over 3700 teachers, helping them to innovate with technology … Continue reading

“I want to focus more on the student and where their passion to learn comes from.” – Pauline Maas, The Netherlands

Pauline Maas ICT teacher and author of children’s coding books VSO Mariendael and CodeKlas (NGO) Arnhem, Netherlands @4pip   When Pauline Maas left her career in technology to become a teacher, she was seeking a completely new work environment and … Continue reading

“The biggest challenge facing education today is how to teach everyday communication between people and computers.” – Monika Szalek, Poland

Monika Szalek Computer Science Teacher Strumienie Schools of The Sternik Association Warsaw, Poland For MIE Expert Monika Szalek, the right tools can make a world of difference – especially when teaching students basic computer skills. “I think that the biggest … Continue reading

“Both teachers and students need learning. Will teachers respond appropriately?” – Jan Voda, Czech Republic

Jan Voda Principal Magic Hill Primary School Czech Republic As a school leader, MIE Expert Jan Voda is a big supporter of 21st century learning design. When he first heard research on the subject in 2013, he knew his school … Continue reading

“We are becoming the world’s citizens!” – Johnson Monari, Kenya

Johnson Monari Teacher of English Language & Literature and Theory of Knowledge Aga Khan Academy Mombasa Kenya @JohnsonMonari Just a year into his teaching profession, MIE Expert Johnson Monari was feeling bored. He had heard about the Microsoft Educator Community … Continue reading

“The biggest challenge for teachers is to make it clear that other competencies – aside from just knowing facts – will be needed in the future.” – Mone Denninger, Austria

Mone Denninger Teacher GXG XII Erlgasse Vienna, Austria @MoneDenninger   Making changes to the way you teach is never an easy thing, especially when you first start out. For #MIE Expert Mone Denninger, flipping her classroom was the goal, but … Continue reading

“It is our job as educators to ensure that all our students feel they can succeed, and if they feel they can, they will.” – Nicos Paphitis, Cyprus

Nicos Paphitis ICT teacher The Junior and Senior School Nicosia, Cyprus @PaphitisN Some educators can look to one moment that defines their careers. But not MIE Expert Nicos Paphitis. “I am who I am because of hundreds of defining moments,” … Continue reading

“The eZone breaks the barriers of digital apartheid in South Africa, as students have equal access to devices and high-speed Wifi.” – Paula Barnard-Ashton, South Africa

Paula Barnard-Ashton Lecturer and Manager of eFundanathi – Learn with Us University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa @PaulaBarAsh @eFundanathi Sometimes, where and how students learn can be just as important as what they learn – especially when it comes to … Continue reading

“The most important thing is to have fun at school, to inspire students to find their own learning path, so that they can shape their future.” – Kornelia Lohynova, Slovakia

Kornelia Lohynova Teacher and Teacher Trainer Hotel Academy Bratislava, Slovakia @lohynova Kornelia Lohynova didn’t love teaching at first. After moving to education from the business world, her first school was less than inspiring. “It was a typical environment based on … Continue reading

“I eat technology all day long, and my students are my inspiration.” – Gabriel Godinez, Guatemala

César Gabriel Godinez Rivas ICT Teacher Colegio Panamericano Guatemala @Gabriel_Rivas29 Growing up with a teacher for a mom was the perfect inspiration for Gabriel Godinez. So motivating in fact, Godinez began teaching at the age of 18. “My favorite class … Continue reading

“I see my role as a guide for my students in this fast-changing, authentic world.” – Karolina Antkowiak, Poland

Karolina Antkowiak Teacher and Trainer Pogorzela Secondary and Vocational Schools Pogorzela, Poland @karliantek There’s no question that today’s students spend a lot of time on their devices. But how to do you get them to use that time wisely? For … Continue reading

“The biggest challenge is to transform the way we teach – and what we teach – to ensure students survive in the era of machines and AI.” – Oktawia Gorzeńska, Poland

Oktawia Gorzeńska Principal, blogger, trainer High School 17 in Gdynia and trainings4u.eu Gdynia, Poland @eduzmieniacz For most educators, wearing multiple hats each day is par for the course. For Oktawia Gorzeńska, the roles of principal, blogger and teacher trainer are … Continue reading

“Attention schools around the country: it is crucial that you redefine what you consider to be your CORE subjects. Computer Science and programming must be an integral part of education at all levels.” – Doug Bergman, USA   

Doug Bergman Computer Science Department Chair Porter-Gaud School Charleston, South Carolina, USA @dbergmanusa To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on March 2, 2017. Doug Bergman has contributed … Continue reading

Driven: Irish Inventors Aim to Make the Roads Safe – James McNamara, Ireland

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on March 16, 2012. They call it “Project Hermes” after the Greek god who protects travelers. They believe their technology … Continue reading

“Our task is to prepare students for life in the 21st century. People will have to use technology in accordance with reason and responsibility for the whole planet.” – Tomáš Milička, Czech Republic

Tomáš Milička Teacher Gymnasium, Secondary Pedagogical School, Business Academy and Language School Znojmo, Czech Republic @tomas_milicka Tomáš Milička still remembers the moment he realized he could be a good educator. “It started when one of my students who was working … Continue reading

“We must create a learning environment where students use technology ubiquitously to solve real-world problems that link to communities locally and globally.” – Simon Harper, Australia

Simon Harper Head Teacher, Technology and Learning Killara High School Sydney, Australia @s_harper3 “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is much more than just putting devices in the hands of our students and expecting them to know how to be 21st century … Continue reading

“We live in a global, collaborative world. Students need to be connected for global collaboration and co-creation if we want to prepare them for the future.” – Nam Ngo Thanh, Vietnam

Nam Ngo Thanh Grade 5 Teacher Vinschool Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam @mrnamvas When we first spoke with Nam Ngo Thanh in May, he shared his experiences as an MIE Expert, and how he uses Skype in the Classroom – … Continue reading

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on September 6, 2012.

“OneNote is the core tool we use to underpin all classroom activity, and I see it empowering my students to do more in every lesson.” – Chris Thackray, UK

Chris Thackray Director of Technology and eLearning Wimbledon High School London, United Kingdom @christhack For MIEE and MIE Trainer Chris Thackray, teaching effectively is all about providing feedback, and that’s what makes OneNote his favorite classroom technology. “With OneNote, I … Continue reading

“The Microsoft Educator Community wouldn’t be what it is today without us educators.” – Bisera Ristikj, Macedonia

Bisera Ristikj Teacher of English as a Foreign Language Goce Delcev Primary School Kavadarci, Macedonia @TeflBisera Two years ago, Bisera Ristikj was asked to speak at an international conference in Macedonia where she shared her experiences as an MIE Expert … Continue reading