Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact, yet we still don’t know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does great teaching require something more? Building a Better Teacher by first-time author Elizabeth Green introduces a new generation of educators who are revealing the hidden science behind their art. A yeshiva alum applies his close-reading skills to divining the nuances of teaching; a former principal studies the country’s best teachers and discovers a common set of techniques to help children pay attention; two math teachers videotape a year of lessons and develop a new approach that has nine-year-olds writing sophisticated mathematical proofs. Through their stories�and the hilarious and heartbreaking theater that unfolds between children and teachers every day�Green explores the dynamics of truly effective teaching. Exploring the astonishingly diverse skills exceptional teachers must develop, Green provides a new way for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom�and considers how to make every teacher great.
Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (And How to Teach It to Everyone)
- From the Publisher
May 22, 2014
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