Monday, January 18, 2010

What Makes a Great Teacher?

Truly scientific research on teaching is hard to come by. I have found three research programs in education that seem genuinely scientific. The first is John Sweller's cognitive load theory. The second is Robert Pianta's CLASS protocol. Most recently, it seems that Teach for America has adopted evidenced-based methods for assessing teacher performance, as explored in this article in the Atlantic Monthly.
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