Years of research and working with teachers has led us to the conclusion that there are seven “powers” that teachers employ when they are rise to the level of being Super Teachers. These can be summarised in the acronym “ENGAGED”.

This stands for:

  • Energise
  • Nurture
  • Guide
  • Achieve
  • Grasp
  • Encourage
  • Deliver

If a revolution in the way that schools operate is to take place it will not be about restructuring of systems. This is merely tinkering and may produce some useful surface effects but not drill down into the rich seam of real influence where our energy needs to be focused. Rather, sustainable long-term difference will be found through a concentration on the single most important factor that makes a difference in classrooms around the world.

This is not some new technique of teaching that is suddenly perceived to be the bright saviour that teachers have been looking for over the years. Rather, the future of excellence in education will require a determined emphasis on what has been known by sages throughout the ages.

This is for teachers, and those who have the responsibility to guide and nurture teachers of today and tomorrow, a realisation that success in the classroom is determined more than anything else by the way that teachers think. This is the essence of Super Teacher and “ENGAGED”.