Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Building a better teacher

image from the New York Times

Elizabeth Green's long article from the New York Times, Building a Better Teacher, discusses recent thinking and research, including Lemov's Taxonomy of  Effective Teaching Practices (49 specific techniques).  There are some videos demonstrating these on the Uncommon Schools website here, and also info on the upcoming book detailing this approach, Teach like a champion.

A thought-provoking quote from a maths teacher who's spent considerable time on considering what works, and why:  “Teaching depends on what other people think,” Ball told me, “not what you think.”

Might be a new addition to the Professional collection in the library.  It's always useful to reflect on what you do now that's effective, and what you might change/improve.



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