What makes a teacher great? Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more? Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. In this provocative and hopeful book, Elizabeth Green provides a new way for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom and considers how to scale good ideas.
What Amy Gutmann says
In this engaging and eye-opening investigation, author Green marshals clear evidence that great teaching is a learned skill and that movements to fire-and-hire our way to a better national teaching force are bound to come up short. A compelling case for why we must, and how we can advance the art and science of teaching in America.