December 2010 / January 2011 . Volume 68. Number 4
The Effective Educator
Circe Stumbo and Peter Mc Walters
The new emphasis on examining teacher
performance presents potential benefits—
and big challenges.
What can nations learn from one another
about attracting and retaining talented
Carol Ann Tomlinson
On her journey to become a teacher, this
educator found that five professional practices
led her home.
A close-up look at the Teach For America
teachers who are closing achievement gaps.
Meaningful conversations about practice must
replace peremptory checklists.
Deborah Loewenberg Ball
and Francesca M. Forzani
A teacher education model focuses on
high-leverage teaching practices that affect
Context counts, as this educator learns when
her class does not behave as she expected.
Frederick M. Hess
Merit pay must be more than a gimmick if it is
to improve the teaching profession.
Why bonuses tied to student test scores
will produce measurement, morale,
and motivation problems.
A principal at a small school finds a way to
add depth to the evaluation process.