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We’ve all known them — that elite group of teachers we deem the great ones. Why are they an elite group? And why don’t all, or at least most, teachers fall into this esteemed category? To attempt to answer those questions, let’s first answer a few others.

Can anyone be a great teacher? Quite simply, no. There are certain attributes a person must embody in order to be a great teacher.[…] Continue Reading »

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world — often mirrored in our schools — it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and wonder if you’re making a difference. All teachers want to be better, don’t they? And since no one has ever finished learning to teach, continued improvement is a priority of any effective teacher.

Remember that to be better does not mean to be perfect.[…] Continue Reading »