Teacher Training 6/11/16

Article: ""How to make a good teacher" 

Overview of teaching profession and conclusion - if you want better student outcomes, train better teachers. The top 10% of teachers impart three times more knowledge than the bottom 10% according to an “American study” cited in the article (this might have been “The Impact of Individual Teachers on Student Assessment: Evidence from Panel Data” by Rockoff, published in 2004 ). Comparison to the situation with doctor training a century ago - “Teacher-training institutions need to be more rigorous—rather as a century ago medical schools raised the calibre of doctors by introducing systematic curriculums and providing clinical experience.”