Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The 5 principles of highly effective teachers

After a high profile career as CEO, Pierre Pirard decided to redirect his focus and became a teacher. Working in Brussels' most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, he discovered that these children -- usually portrayed as troublemakers -- are able to rise above this negative image. He believes that these kids are the future of our society and that we should care for their education, no matter what their socio-cultural and economical background is. Worth watching.
"You have to believe in them. You have to believe to make sure that every single one of them can achieve great results, regardless where she or he is coming from...and you need to make sure that also they know that you believe in them so that they start also to believe that they can achieve great results.."
"Nelson Mandela said once that education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. So let's make sure that...we will use these weapons so that every child will obtain access to excellent education regardless of their social economic background"

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