Change Management and Culture of Innovation

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“Teaching is about relationships. Students need to know you care before they will care about what you know.” – Jason Messer, USA

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Don’t Miss Out: Enter Your Class in the Global Enterprise Challenge TODAY

The start of a new school year often brings fresh inspiration, and brand new ways to teach important life lessons. This year is no exception. Back in July, we told you about an exciting new way to teach 21st century … Continue reading

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“We would like to contribute to better education. We strongly believe that how we learn is just as important as what we learn.” – Amra Buljubasic, Chemicalium

When it comes to students’ favorite subjects, Chemistry isn’t usually at the top of the list. But with the all-important focus on STEM skills, its importance is growing. So, where should we turn to make this notoriously dry subject more … Continue reading

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Recruiting NOW: The Global Enterprise Challenge

Teachers are increasingly turning to project-based learning to engage students and to bring together all the important 21st century skills they’ll need in higher education and post-school life. At their best, these projects not only teach real-life skills, they also … Continue reading

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“It bothers me that we bring math from the real world into the classroom by way of textbooks on paper, where the problems…look lifeless on the page.” – Dan Meyer, USA

We all know that STEM subjects are essential in the 21st century workplace. We also know that these subjects – particularly math – are often overlooked or even avoided by students. Let’s face it: math class doesn’t have the greatest … Continue reading

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“We always look at the educational outcomes we want, then we back-track to the device, and ask what device and software combination will allow us to do that.” – Peter West, Australia

On my recent visit to Brisbane, Australia for an amazing Edutech Conference, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Peter West, an education technology specialist who is helping to transform learning at his school. Just as important, he’s helping … Continue reading

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“I don’t get a huge Christmas bonus, but when I get a handwritten letter from a student explaining to me how I made a difference in their lives, that’s priceless.” – Sean McComb, USA

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“As best practices are being developed for connected, mobile, personal learning, we need to have the political will to change our historic systems. Seat time, age cohorts, drill and kill – these all have to go.” – Joel Heinrichs, USA

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NYC Department of Education Announces Three New Early College and Career Technical Education High Schools Coming Soon

New York City Department of Education selected Microsoft as an industry partner to support three new Early College and Career Technical Education (CTE) high schools, aimed at delivering a six-year, career-focused program to NYC students.

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“We want to shape young minds to learn computer science – now when they are at their most creative point in their life. We want students to fuel their curiosity and creativity by developing apps and games relevant to their lives.” – Michael Braun, USA

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“We want to create students that are as innovative as Steve Jobs, as determined as Michael Jordan, as brave as Rosa Parks, as creative as Walt Whitman, as efficient as Henry Ford, as passionate as Oprah Winfrey and as kind as Mister Rogers.” – Ryan Devlin, USA

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Core of Education: My Thoughts on Holistic Education Reform

A couple of months ago, I attended the Education Innovation Summit, sponsored by GSV (short for “Global Silicon Valley”) Advisors. The summit featured some amazing speakers – from government leaders to entrepreneurs to some of the innovative educators who are … Continue reading

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“I believe any change in the education system will not come until and unless we prepare teachers for it.” – Bijal Damani, India

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“For me, innovative teaching requires the students to use technology and by themselves, realize the significance of the lesson.” – Ernani S. Fernandez, Philippines

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

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“Our work does not change, our work is change. We’re constantly adapting and using new tools to better help students.” – Kader Adjout, USA

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“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

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“I love being teacher. I believe that teaching is more than imparting knowledge – it is inspiring change.” – Elshimaa Ismail, Egypt

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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

Teacher Appreciation Day

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