Building Teacher Capacity

“The only way to really succeed in making changes to education for the better is to hand power to the students.” – Scott Wieprecht, UK

“I am committed to the idea that the only way to redress the inequality with education systems is to make use of technology to assist teachers who have limited training and resources.” – Cheryl Douglas, South Africa

“Sometimes when you try to make changes in education you receive a bunch of criticism and you have many problems that discourage you. But you must continue because at the end of the road, there is always a light and when you look back, you discover everything made sense.” – William Caldera Pantoja, Colombia

“Whereas I treasure being one, I must also use the opportunity [of being a Microsoft Expert Educator] to empower others to embrace technology and hence revolutionize the world in terms of teaching and learning.” – Hannington Ochieng, Kenya

Not every profession has its own special appreciation week, but when it comes to a job as important as teaching, the entire nation shows up to express their gratitude.

While Teacher Appreciation Week gives us an excellent opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions of educators, it’s also a reminder for all of us – wherever we are — to celebrate teachers every day of the year. I hope you’ll … Continue reading

Guest Blog: From Paupers to the Prince

During the Microsoft in Education Global Forum, I was invited to attend an educational round table discussion with His Royal Highness, the Prince of Asturias and Gerona, Felipe de Borbon, the Crown Prince of Spain. I am a classroom teacher … Continue reading

National Teacher Day: Thanking our Everyday Heroes

One of my favorite questions that we ask in our Daily Edventures interviews is: “Can you tell us about a favorite teacher, or someone who made a difference in your education?” Almost universally, our most innovative teachers attribute their success … Continue reading

#ThankaTeacher and Show Your Support For The Hardwork They Do Every Day

Tomorrow is National Teacher Appreciation Day here in the United States. It’s a day to reflect back on the many great and inspiring teachers you have had in your life. It is a day to celebrate and show your support for … Continue reading

Great Teaching Should Be Recognized All Year!

The infographic below was posted on the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education blog. The statistics are grabbing and the teacher hero stories are really inspiring!    

Microsoft in Education Global Forum 2014 – Reflection from an Expert Educator

“Teaching is the perfect profession for me—it’s full of endless challenge. It never gets easy, and just when I think that I might have it figured out, I’m exposed to something new that shows me how little I actually know.” – Devon Caldwell, Canada

“I learned that what truly makes Partners in Learning and Microsoft Education great is the people that are part of it: the educators from across the globe who seek out other educators who think alike.” – Doug Bergman, USA

Extending The Reach of Excellent Teachers Infographic

Why does every child need consistent access to excellent teachers, and how can we, today, extend the reach of the excellent teachers our nation already has? This infographic illustrates four ways school can use job redesign and technology to put … Continue reading

“One of the greatest tools available is BrainPOP, an animated video resource that covers all subjects, all areas, and all grade levels. In short, 6 minute videos, students are able to get great instruction on any topic.” – Adina Popa, USA

“Innovation rules the future. The advancements in technology have changed the lifestyle of every individual.” – Meka Ramakrishna Sayee, India

From Teachers, for Teachers: The Innteach Blog Celebrates an Anniversary

One year ago – April 3rd, 2013 – the Innteach (originally titled “Teachnology”) blog was born from the shared vision of three educators who met at the 2013 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Prague. The vision was to help other … Continue reading

Teach It Forward

Discover the impact inspiring teachers had on three working professionals, and how their educational experience shaped who they’ve become today.

The Microsoft Innovative Schools Pitch Competition: Funding Transformative Ideas in Education

If you have been following along with our coverage of the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, you may have already read about The Microsoft Innovative Schools Pitch Competition.  This competition was the first challenge of its kind at the … Continue reading

Teachers The Happiest Profession on the Planet

Having just returned from an exciting week at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum, where we celebrated educators and school leaders from around the world, it seems like the perfect time to share this infographic. Explore more infographics like this … Continue reading

The Month in Review

A Celebration of Innovation in Action: A Look Back at the 2014 Global Forum

I have often said that education has the power to transform the world. After the incredible week we had at the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, I know this adage could not be more true. Over 1,100 … Continue reading