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Although most teachers may be unaware of the power of metaphors in their language, they certainly represent their teaching and learning in metaphorical language (Yero, 2002). Majority of the studies in educational metaphor literature have focused on teacher trainees and teacher educators and there is a paucity of literature on higher education teachers’ metaphors. This TALISS seminar will focus on the key findings from a study which examined National Teaching Fellows’ metaphorical images of teaching. The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is a competition that recognises and rewards individual excellence in teaching and/or supporting the higher education student learning experience. The presenter contacted one hundred and five National Teaching Fellows (winners of the 2010 and 2011 NTFS competition) for their teaching metaphors. 45 Fellows (43%) responded to this email survey. Seminar attendees will be encouraged to share their own teaching metaphors and reflect on whether their teaching metaphors have any impact on their teaching practices.