“Highly effective teaching is hard to do, hard to learn, and hard to find. It is exceptional.” His insistence that schooling “only functions well in the hands of a maestro, and that maestros are thin on the ground”
I revisited two really interesting, especially when compared, articles today. Please have a read of this one, by Dean Ashendon.
They get little feedback on how they are going; most of what they do get comes from other students, and most of that is wrong. Teachers routinely mistake busyness for engagement, activity for learning. Students – the experts on the quality of the teaching – mostly report encountering only a handful of teachers who made a lasting and positive impact.
Then this one, a rebuttal of sorts, by Erica McWilliam.