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What Makes a Great Teacher?
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by Stacey, Amberwood/Wood Meadows,
on Jan 19, 2010
It is an important question to ask because teacher quality has a great influence on student achievement. An educational system designed to produce student achievement has to take this into account. So in designing such a system, one has to figure out this answer in order to create the right drivers (such as an effective compensation system) towards the governing goal. There's a non-profit called Teach for America that has been going about for the past 20 years to answer this very question.
Here's the article: Web Link
And here's the soon-to-be-released book: Web Link