Oftentimes, students can impart Communicate High Expectations Research has shown that parental expectations are one of the strongest predictors of student achievement. This will put parents on your side and enable them to reinforce your expectations in the home.
Tucker and James H. Stronge Table of Contents Chapter 1. The Power of an Effective Teacher and Why We Should Assess It This is the value of the teacher, who looks at a face and says there's something behind that and I want to reach that person, I want to influence that person, I want to encourage that person, I want to enrich, I want to call out that person who is behind that face, behind that color, behind that language, behind that tradition, behind that culture.
I believe you can do it. I know what was done for me. If we were particularly fortunate, we had numerous exceptional teachers who made school an exciting and interesting place.
Those teachers possessed a passion for the subjects that they taught and genuine care for the students with whom they worked. They inspired us to play with ideas, think deeply about the subject matter, take on more challenging work, and even pursue careers in a particular field of study.
Some exceptional teachers achieve celebrity status, such as Jaime Escalante, the math teacher who inspired the film Stand and Deliver, but thousands of unsung heroes go unrecognized in their remarkable work with students on a daily basis. Qualities of Effective Teachers We know intuitively that these highly effective teachers can have an enriching effect on the daily lives of children and their lifelong educational and career aspirations.
We now know empirically that these effective teachers also have a direct influence in enhancing student learning. Years of research on teacher quality support the fact that effective teachers not only make students feel good about school and learning, but also that their work actually results in increased student achievement.
Studies have substantiated that a whole range of personal and professional qualities are associated with higher levels of student achievement. For example, we know that verbal ability, content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, certification status, ability to use a range of teaching strategies skillfully, and enthusiasm for the subject characterize more successful teachers.
Have formal teacher preparation training.
Hold certification of some kind standard, alternative, or provisional and are certified within their fields. Have taught for at least three years. Are caring, fair, and respectful. Hold high expectations for themselves and their students. Dedicate extra time to instructional preparation and reflection.
Maximize instructional time via effective classroom management and organization. Enhance instruction by varying instructional strategies, activities, and assignments.
Present content to students in a meaningful way that fosters understanding. Monitor students' learning by utilizing pre- and postassessments, providing timely and informative feedback, and reteaching material to students who did not achieve mastery.
Demonstrate effectiveness with the full range of student abilities in their classrooms, regardless of the academic diversity of the students.
For a complete listing of these qualities with references, please refer to Appendix A. Not only does a reasonable consensus exist on what effective teachers do to enhance student learning, but also meta-analyses by researchers such as Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock have begun to quantify the average effects of specific instructional strategies.
When properly implemented, instructional strategies such as identifying similarities and differences, summarizing and note taking, and reinforcing effort and providing recognition can result in percentile gains of 29—45 points in student achievement.
While teaching undeniably will remain an art, there is also a science to it that we are only beginning to aggressively apply to practice.
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Effective Teacher Professional Development Linda Darling-Hammond, Maria E. Hyler, and Madelyn Gardner, with assistance from Danny Espinoza RESEARCH BRIEF MAY Our research shows that effective professional learning experiences typically incorporate most or all of these elements, as suggested in the examples below.
Each of these . Mission. The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) is a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University.
FCRR explores all aspects of reading research—basic research into literacy-related skills for typically developing readers and those who struggle, studies of effective prevention and intervention, and psychometric work on formative assessment.