- “The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers”
- “The only way to improve outcomes is to improve instruction.”
- “High performance requires every child to succeed.”
- "Great leadership at school level is a key enabling factor."
Indeed, Michael Barber's presentation focused intensively on how educators can work steadily on becoming more skilled and noted that it's basically impossible for any professional to sustain that sort of continuous improvement in isolation. Principals can play a pivotal role in making sure that teaching changes from a solitary to a collaborative effort and and that professional growth changes from a sporadic effort to a consistent feature of each week's work.