- A strong teacher can, however, close the achievement gap for students by, perhaps a third, even in a single year.
What actually accounts for success in our most challenging contexts is great people and leadership.
Success is happening where we have leaders who are obsessed with the potential of their kids, build a strong vision of what their realm will look like when that potential is fulfilled, construct and rally a great team of people around that vision, do all the hard work of creating a welcoming culture of achievement, treat fundamental principles of people-management and support very seriously, and push beyond conventional limitations in time and resources to do whatever it takes to get to their vision. It’s hard, hard work.
I am so excited about TED ED!