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Quote by Bill Gates on the importance of teachers

A quote by Bill Gates on the importance of teachers is the topic of this blog post.

“Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. 249 more words

Useful Quotations

Great Teachers and TEFL

To occupy myself over these summer months – since I wasn’t able to find a job in Ireland and due to family reasons, I didn’t want to travel abroad for the summer – I have been doing a TEFL course with i-to-i.   371 more words

Language Learning

Learn to Learn

This week at Rothesay Netherwood in New Brunswick, I was honoured to speak at the Learn2Learn Conference. When I was prepping for the address, I realized that some of my happiest moments in my career came during my ten years in the classroom. 556 more words


An emotional end to the school year

Well the school year is over and I must say it was an emotional last day of school this year.  I am an overly emotional person these days and it doesn’t take much to make me cry, so I was dreading picking my kids up from school in fear of tears, from them and me.  611 more words


When The Work Gets Tough, I Don’t Give Up! Perseverance Is July's Powerful Word!

This month we will focus on the powerful word; “perseverance.”

Perseverance is “grit” or sticktoitiveness. The decision to persevere even when challenged says a great deal about someone’s character. 324 more words


Delightful Teachers

‘A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops’ – Henry Adams

Until a year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to understand the gravity of the aforementioned quote but now I do. 581 more words