People



“The goal of the classroom isn’t to give us facts, it’s to turn us into thinkers.” – John Dinelli, USA

“Letting go of our control as teachers sometimes can lead to better learning.” – Mette Hauch, Denmark

“Being a computer science major doesn’t box you in [to coding],” she says, “There are almost too many options.” – Kaitlin Huben, USA

“I hope to see that our students equip themselves with 21st century skills to prepare themselves for their future careers and have more opportunities in life.” – Tan Been Tiem, Brunei

“We believe in the power of the educator, and the impact educators can have when they are brought together to collaborate and be recognized for their achievements.” – Ann Smith, USA

“My personal opinion is that a teacher is a pedagogical engineer who needs to apply the best learning theory to a specific situation” – Koen Timmers, Belgium

“I knew that I had to work hard to continue my daily life, and I realized that without education and ICT knowledge, I could never proceed.” – Mohammad Mohiul Hoque, Bangladesh

“When a spark lights the fire of motivation, I trust in my ability to guide students further than they believe is possible.” – Jonas Bäckelin, Sweden

“In my vision, students must understand that we can learn in different spaces, because we are always learning. Out of school we see how technology is in their life, so why do we take it away inside of the school?” – José Carlos Duarte Marques, Portugal

“There are still too many teachers who choose not to use technology in class, either because they do not know how to or because they do not want to change.” – Ann Michaelsen, Norway

“The rules of society are supposed to be the same for everyone. It’s like a poker game, but it’s important to recognize that the game is played very differently depending on the number of chips you have been given to enter the game.” -Cheryl Ingram, USA

“I think the future of education will center on three key tenets: learning must be 1) personalized, 2) exploratory, and 3) integrated [with the rest of life].” – Joe Belsterling, USA

“Because everybody is not the same, everybody is different, and the difference is something you should enjoy, that is a feeling you should value. When they go out of the classroom with a smile, that makes my day. That is my kind of day, the kind of way to end the day.” – Michio Inaba, Japan

“My greatest hope for the future of education in my country is that we inculcate 21st century skills among our students and transform all classrooms into digital classrooms.” – Nirmala Gupta, India

“I am excited about sourcing computer science talent from 100 percent of the population. It’s traditionally been male dominated, [with] very few minorities in the field. As it becomes culturally more acceptable for different kinds of people to get involved, I think that the progress in computer science will accelerate even faster.” – Adam Cannon, USA

“One of my jobs as a teacher is to coach my students to learn for their future life. If I do a good job, my students won’t need me anymore.” – Nicole Speck, Switzerland

“Quality teachers and educational supplies should be evenly dispersed throughout the country. Until this is a reality, it is up to the students to go back into the communities with poorer education systems and give them a boost!” – Tiffany Davis, USA

“We all learn in a different way, at a different pace, and as a teacher, it is practically impossible to cater to everyone’s learning needs. But I strongly believe that we can make that a reality in the near future. The field of learning analytics is very promising and great things are already happening.” – Robin Smorenberg, The Netherlands

“Only by trying (and sometimes failing) to be innovative in our practice, do we provide students with the learning experiences and opportunities that we may not have had ourselves. Surely this is what we should be striving for as educators?” – David Walsh, Ireland

Just to Summarize it: it is life changing!