Tonight I’m asking you to help me write a blog post. We have all read or heard the research that states that teacher quality is the single most important factor in student success. Not class size, not resources, not even socioeconomic factors. Teacher quality. That has me wondering, how do we define what makes a teacher outstanding? What are the characteristics that an outstanding teacher possesses?
Here’s where your part comes in. Please think of a teacher you have worked with who you would consider to be truly outstanding and leave a brief comment describing one or two important characteristics that teacher possessed. You might also think about a teacher that was not outstanding and comment on what they lacked. I will compile all of your wonderful comments into a future blog post, so PLEASE sound off!!