Teachers are the most important school-related factor influencing student learning.
Teachers can help level the playing field and provide opportunities for success to
all their students. They can inspire students to innovate; to think and reflect and
to work in collaboration with others. Good teachers can also stimulate and guide students'
development so that their achievements go beyond their own expectations. Therefore,
how teachers achieve this in the classroom is important to understand. Teaching for
the Future: Effective Classroom Practices To Transform Education links research and
data on key issues facing teachers today with teachers’ own experiences to overcome
challenges and create an effective classroom. This report builds on the discussions
and stories shared at the Qudwa Global Teachers’ Forum, organised by the Crown Prince
of Abu Dhabi on 7-8 October 2017. It captures the efforts made by teachers, from across
the world, to facilitate student learning and transform education to build a fairer,
humane and inclusive world. The report provides an in-depth analysis of issues that
teachers encounter in their day-to-day professional life, particularly those around
equity and reducing personal and social disadvantage, building academic, social and
emotional well-being of students through parental engagement and integrating information
and communication technology in classrooms.