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Building a Better Teacher

on March 4, 2010 in What Makes A Great Teacher? Comments Off on Building a Better Teacher

Great article “Building a Better Teacher” by Elizabeth Green in The New York Times, Magazine Preview March 7, 2010.┬áThe author provides an extensive overview from numerousTeacher training workshop by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski educational researchers who are on the forefront of teacher-training research. Some of the issues brought up in the article include:

  • Innate ability to teach vs. trying to teach people how to teach
  • The impact of teacher merit-pay on student achievement
  • Creating incentives to bring top caliber individuals into the classrooms
  • Evaluating current teacher-training programs
  • Does good classroom management ensure good instruction?
  • Rethinking the way we teach, and many more thought provoking issues are brought up in this article.

Doug Lemov, a past teacher, principal, and charter-school founder has been spending the last few years visiting classrooms in failing schools trying to provide “solutions” to administrators on revitalizing their schools has written a book based on his observations and research of troubled schools to be released this April “Teach Like a Champion: The 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College.” I’ll look forward to sitting down and reading this one.

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