How do we create great teachers?

Paying attention, having students engaged and motivated to learn.  Yes, these are what great teachers do for learners.  A TED talks video by Bill Gates goes over how we can create better teachers.

 “Education is the most important thing to get right… ” Bill Gates.

Teachers talking about teaching; discussing what worked and what didn’t work.  Videotaping themselves and showing good techniques–Studying and crafting the teaching profession is a sure fire way to get students learning and improve academic success.

Incidentally enough, this relates to Dr. John Hattie’s work on Visible Learning.  He states in his 8 mindframes the simple solution to being an effective teacher: Know thy impact.  Evaluating your work and intervening in ways that help students progress and change their thinking is when you know you’ve done good.


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