Prof Wills explains why teacher quality is so critical to improving our education system in South Africa.
Interview at the 2019 Trialogue Business in Society Conference, 16-17 April 2019. #BusinessInSociety
"Finland is one of the highest-achieving school systems in the world. As part of a comprehensive strategy for creating high-quality education for all students, Finland created a new approach to teacher preparation and training. This short video illustrates teacher development at the Vikki Teacher Training School which is part of the University of Helsinki."
Published by StanfordSCOPE
"David Weston, the founder/CEO of the Teacher Development Trust and the chair of the U.K. Department for Education's Teacher Professional Development Expert Group, outlines how developing great teachers can change the world. David Weston is the founder/CEO of the Teacher Development Trust, the U.K.’s national charity for effective professional development in schools and colleges and one of the foremost voices on teacher development. He has written extensively in top education publications such as the TES and The Guardian, and was recently appointed to chair the U.K. Department for Education's new Teacher Professional Development Expert Group, charged with developing a new set of national standards. As one the first openly gay teachers in his school, he also founded OutTeacher.org and speaks frequently on TV and radio about LGBT issues. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community."
Published by TEDx Talks
"Dr. Melissa Crum is an artist, education consultant and diversity practitioner who works with many educators in urban schools. She noticed that many teachers had challenges teaching and relating to students who did not share their same cultural background. So, she worked with a museum educator to create an arts-based professional development series that helps educators think about how they are thinking about their diverse students. Her personal story and professional practice work together to tell a creative, inspiring, and eye-opening message that everyone must hear. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community."