Friday, July 11, 2008

What makes a good teacher?

I have been raking my brain over this for last couple of weeks. What exactly makes a great teacher? If you're an administrator the first thing you're going to look at is the test results. But how effectively does that measure a teacher's performance? Test results are important but so is classroom management, leadership, lesson planning, motivation, communication, inspiration, and ofcourse dedication. So the real question remains....How exactly do you measure all of these points?

I think the best idea would be to do a broad evaulation that would include:

a) parents

b) students

c) co-workers

d) administators

Ofcourse it's not going to be a perfect system, but I believe it's a start and given the recent news of school closures, it would be great to know exactly which teachers need more support and resources that would keep the schools open.

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