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Modeling Great Teachers

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Amanda Ripley, author of the truly excellent book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why, is, it appears, also interested in the education of children. In a very recent blog post titled “What Makes a Teacher Great?“, she refers us to some conclusions on the subject:

Finally, we can identify extraordinary teachers—with data, not hearsay—and investigate what they are doing differently. We can even make more of them. The question is, Will we?

Her blog entry points to an extensive and well-written article in The Atlantic, also written by Ms. Ripley.

(See also: Teach for America)

Do you know any teachers like this?

Written by Michael DeBusk

January 6th, 2010 at 2:33 am

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  1. Thanks for this post, Michael. Pointed me in a great many directions to find new educational resources I needed.

    By the way, have a great 2010 and I look forward to your posts!




    6 Jan 10 at 17:30

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