I am in my 12th year of teaching, and after spending the first 6 teaching the older students at primary level in the UK, I am now teaching new entrants in a small school in New Zealand. I am very interested in and have spent recent years researching how the brain learns. I find it fascinating and it drives what I do in my class. I am a teacher who knows through research and experience what we should be doing, and frustrated by educational policy that is politically driven as opposed to research driven. I firmly believe that children in today’s day and age should learn how to learn, as the future they are going to be adults in can’t even be imagined by us. They need the transferrable, adaptable skills to give them the best opportunities and to contribute in the best way they can to a society that is facing and will face some of humanity’s most challenging issues to date.