What makes a great teacher?

Why is this important?

  • Great leaders are born from great teachers.
  • For those that do not belong to the top 20% of society, the quality of education seems to be degrading.
  • Over 30% of high school students never graduate.
  • For minorities, over 50% of high school students do not finish.

If we value education as a nation, we should find ways to create great teachers, support them, reward them, and reproduce their success.  The Gates Foundation has been doing some amazing research in this area.

In this video, Bill Gates challenges the community to construct thoughtful measures that help us celebrate and discover what makes an awesome teacher.



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