Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus,
OISE/University of Toronto.
I am passionate about education, in particular about students’ learning and teachers’ instructional practices (how teachers teach).
I have been in education for 36 years – 23 of those years based in classrooms K – year 9. I have worked at all levels of education, a classroom teacher, a principal, a Reading Recovery teacher, tutor and trainer, a lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Australia, a researcher, a Director in educational publishing in New York City, an author and an independent international consultant. I am a mother and a grandmother.
I live for education and most importantly for making a dramatic difference in the lives of children through furthering our understandings of effective practice and systemic support.
I believe there is a core pedagogy for all teachers, of all year levels and across all subject areas. The area of Oral Language Development has fuelled my passion and belief. My work revolves around the connections between the language development of every student in the class and the link to teachers’ instructional language (teacher talk).
This is my current area of work and research and exploration, and it drives me to want to know and learn more.