Tag Archives: Teacher

Iro Stefopoulou

“Giving students the opportunity to connect with peers from all around the world and from different cultural backgrounds opens their eyes and minds. Skype in the Classroom, apart from practicing communication skills, takes learning outside of the classroom and provides authentic learning experiences!” 

Iro Stefopoulou Skype Master Teacher United Kingdom Iro shares even more Skype in the Classroom tips, insights and projects on her Educator Community profile.  To give your class a once-in-a-lifetime experience, be sure to sign up for Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon, … Continue reading

Corey Johnson

“Critical thinking is one of the pillars of our program and in my opinion the most needed skill to be successful in today’s world.  If you have true critical thinking skills you have the ability to analyze and acquire anything else you will need.  It’s also a skill that is almost completely left out of the education systems in most of the developing world.”

Corey Johnson Executive Director, Imagine Scholar Kamhlushwa, MP, South Africa @ImagineScholar “Critical thinking is one of the pillars of our program and in my opinion the most needed skill to be successful in today’s world.  If you have true critical … Continue reading

Brian Aspinall

“Ultimately, I want kids to pursue life goals based on passions they encountered in school – similar to my school experience.” – Brian Aspinall, Canada

When we first spoke with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Brian Aspinall last year, he shared his passion for helping his students solve problems systematically, all with the help of computer science and STEM. While Aspinall’s a veteran of using technology … Continue reading

Uriel Aiskovich - Argentina

“The importance of the educational task is not to find new Einsteins, or to show how much the teacher knows, but to detect the best potential in students and to help in their development.” – Uriel Aiskovich, Argentina

Birgy Lorenz, Teacher, ICT Development Manager - Estonia

“Although it seems that children are born with a “mouse” or “mobile” in their hand, they actually need assistance from adults to cope with digital literacy: privacy, ethics, critical thinking.” – Estonia

Anil Sonune, Primary Teacher - India

“Keep the little kid inside you alive and step forward with confidence.” – India

David Hamlett, Principal Network Leader - Australia

“You only make a difference in education by making a difference with individual students.” – Australia

Aaron Reedy, Zoology and Biology teacher, Chicago - USA

“Standardization works for factory parts, but it is not good for inspired learning.” – USA

Himanshu Shekhar, Science Teacher - USA

“Traditional systems of learning should be converted into digital learning so that concepts can be taught to learners in a fun and engaging way.” – India

Daniel Mercado, Teacher - Argentina

“Make students come alive through creativity and originality.” – Argentina

Maggie Hos-McGrane, International Educator,Tech Coordinator - Switzerland

“The connections we make as teachers and the collaborations that students are able to get involved in are crucial in students developing international-mindedness.” – Switzerland

Tricia Fuglestad, K-5 Art Teacher - USA

“Art education programs sit dangerously close to the chopping block during times of financial difficulties.” – USA

Beth Varsho, Instructional Technology Integration Specialist - USA

“Don’t try too many things at once. Find one thing to do, do it right, and start small. If it is successful, it will grow.” – USA

June Atkinson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction North Carolina - USA

“Personalization of education for every child is now within the reach of educators through technology systems and use.” – USA

Diane Evans, Associate Professor of Mathematics - USA

“Students engage in and remember lessons from unique classroom experiences; the old lecture style formats do not work with today’s students.” – USA

Laura Rahn, Fourth Grade Teacher - USA

“Teachers need to find their own ways to learn and not wait for professional development to come to them.” – USA

Urvish Dhruvkumar Chhaya,  Assistant Professor - India

“I would like to prevent the over-commercialization of education.” – India

Les Foltos, Director of Educational Innovation, Peer-Ed - USA

“The biggest obstacle in the US is the single-minded obsession with testing and accountability with little or no effort to help teachers improve.” – USA

Monica Kissel, Assistant Principal - USA

“When you talk about putting an Xbox in the classroom the first thing you think is “you’re putting a video game in the classroom?”- USA

Dawn Fregosa, NFTE Entrepreneurship and High School Biology Instructor - USA

“Kids don’t vote, and parents often don’t have the educations they deserve and don’t know how to change things, so the caretaking of our future is left to the teachers and administrators.” – USA