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What are the Qualities of a Good Teacher?

Studies show that effective teaching is one of the most important factors to improve student learning. The Alliance’s work during the 2010 year has centered on teacher quality, because we believe that every student in every school deserves a strong teacher.

Easy as Pi

Easy as Pi

I asked this group of well-educated professionals what they remembered from their own education about pi. Someone responded, “3.14159.” “You’re right,” I said, “that is the value of pi, but does anyone remember what pi means?”

Kid president's pep talk

Kid President’s Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Kid President believes we’re all teachers and we’re all students. What are you teaching the world? Who are you learning from? Share this with a special teacher in your life!

Independence is the birthplace of self esteem

Independence: The Birthplace of Self-Esteem

Although he was a great provider, Lacy’s dad was one of those hands-off fathers who never changed a diaper or warmed a bottle of milk. Naturally, the thought of spending a week alone with a three-year old girl terrified him. “How will I dress her?” he asked his wife nervously….


Why Listen to Students?

What would they say about the kinds of teaching they were exposed to each day? I wondered how they felt about their schools as communities (in high schools, often large, with much flurry and activity for 3-4 minutes between classes).


Great Teachers Don’t Teach

I couldn’t help thinking about some of my best teachers. I had an amazing psychology professor in college. He was on fire every class period and his enthusiasm was contagious. But the things I remember most are the psychological experiments in which we participated. I remember every detail and the…

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