Four Characteristics of Great Teachers
Wall Street Journal
"Clearly, great teachers begin by loving children. But beyond that, a growing body of research points to some basic tenets of top-notch instruction—including these four actions and mind-sets parents can look and listen for when they visit a classroom, meet an educator or review their children's schoolwork."
Is Verbal Ability the Greatest Indicator of Teacher Success?
“Several decades after the Equality of Education Opportunity Study (a.k.a. the Coleman Study) revealed teacher verbal competence to be a strong predictor of student outcomes, an Abell Foundation study on teacher certification found that ‘the teacher attribute found consistently to be most related to raising student achievement is verbal ability.’”