I think we need to allow teachers who have been in the profession a long time a forum to offer their opinions on what works in education—they are the ones that know best. They have a wealth of experience; they have a wealth of ideas to offer in terms of what's successful and best practice. So we need to allow them the opportunities to talk about that.

And then we need to listen to them. And we need to take their suggestions and try to implement them as well. We need to value the teachers who have chosen this as their life's work, and who give 28–30 years. It's a rare treat to watch a teacher who's been teaching that long have a command of the classroom, and impart knowledge and inspire learning. Even though society has changed a lot in the last 30 years, they're still successful. So we need to learn why that is, and allow them the opportunity to discuss it.