Quality of teaching is a key factor in determining the outcomes of an education system but teachers today face a broad range of often contradictory expectations. Recently, global think tanks, independent experts and leading international organizations published many in-depth research papers and surveys that delve into the everyday lives of teachers and examine the state of the global teaching system. WISE asked experts from around the world to share their views on how to build an efficient teaching force – one that is skilled, motivated and equipped to be creative in the classroom.
Five Reasons Why We Should Always Celebrate World Teacher’s Day
World Teacher’s Day is a moment to look back and celebrate the many things we...
More wisdom, less knowledge? The changing role of the 21C teacher
The 21C teacher requires greater wisdom to successfully cultivate the qualities and skills that learners...
Teaching Together in Changing Times
As trends in learning evolve, teaching also needs to evolve. Andy Hargreaves elaborates on the...
School Conditions Can Support More Effective Teacher Professional Learning
Dr. Darleen V. Opfer gives an interesting analysis on OECD’s 2013 Teaching and Learning International...
Why Teachers Matter in Humanitarian Emergencies
A volunteer teacher at Katsikas refugee camp narrates her experiences and the impact of a...
Train Teachers for Skills
Let teachers be learners too. Let them be supported in their teaching and learning journey....
Assessing Students’ Thinking With Questions
This article examines how teachers can use questioning as an instructional tool to facilitate richer...
What We Can Learn About Teacher Motivation From TALIS
In this article, Janet Looney analyses the factors associated with higher levels of teacher motivation...
A Little Less Evaluation, A Little More Feedback, Please…
According to Alejandro Ganimian, performance evaluations would be more effective if they focused less on “grading” teachers...
Fostering Creativity in the Learning Process
Introducing creativity at school is as simple as redesigning the classroom layout or introducing real-world...
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