Connecting With Teachers

A new Harvard study has shown that the quality of teachers matters over the long term, leading to more earning potential, a greater likelihood of attending college, and even a decrease in teenage pregnancy. I read on, curious about what made these teachers “good”. Having previously worked in a school setting, I was not surprised to learn that ‘good’ meant higher standardized test scores, but it started me thinking about what ‘good’ means to me, my clients and my own children. I can see the argument against “value-added ratings”. This is where a teacher is promoted, demoted or even fired […]