Building a Better Teacher by Elizabeth Green, 2014

building a better teacher.pngAmerican educators ought to build a coherent infrastructure—clear goals, accurate test, trained instructors—to teach teaching.

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Green argues that to truly improve, the education system must have: 1) clear curricular goals, 2) a way to evaluate progress toward those goals, and 3) quality training which actually prepares teachers to succeed in particular classrooms instructing particular subjects.  National curricular standards—though imperfect—are in place; high-stakes testing is in place; but programs to properly train teachers and opportunities for meaningful professional development are still sparse.

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