Too many professional development initiatives are done to teachers - not for, with or by them.
We will not achieve high performance in education if we replace teachers with machines or turn teachers into machines.
The economists who have put the spotlight on teacher quality are the ones who most misunderstand it.
Total teachers aren't perfect teachers.
The rules of the world are changing. It is time for the rules of teaching and teachers' work to change with them.
Although everyone wants to change the teacher, it's time for the agents of educational reform to change themselves.
One or two bad teachers is a problem with the teachers. A school with many bad teachers is a problem of leadership.
The bags that teachers carry home symbolize their guilt about the endless care they have to give.
Teachers are always emotional: by default if they bore us, and by design when they excite us.
All teachers are already leaders. It's in the nature of teaching.
Physically, teachers are often alone in their own classrooms with no other adults for company. Psychologically, they never are.
We need standards with flexibility, not standardization with force if we are to get the best from our teachers.
You cannot switch teachers on and off as if they were PowerPoint presentations.
When the purge of teacher individualism is unrestrained, eccentricity, initiative and individuality become the casualties.
Teachers who believe they can make a real difference in their students lives REALLY do.
What we want for our students we should want for our teachers: learning, challenge, support, and respect.
You cannot understand the teacher or their teaching without understanding the person the teacher is.
On teacher education: induction into current mandates must not turn into seduction away from best practice.
Without optimism & self-belief among teachers, classrooms become wastelands of boredom & routine and schools deserts of lost opportunity.
On technology: The teacher is mightier than the mouse.
Schools often get the teachers they deserve!
Education leaders must have the will at times to release leadership to the teachers the parents and the students.
The quality & morale of teachers is absolutely central to the well being of students and their learning.
Teachers create and transform energy. They are the dynamos of educational change.
The teacher has more power than the Minister.
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