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It's the Teachers
Last Post 18 Jan 2012 07:54 PM by David Holbert. 1 Replies.
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David HolbertUser is Offline Senior Member Senior Member Posts:668
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13 Jan 2012 10:00 PM

    In the most recent issue of Science,  an editorial by John  Burris of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, outlines a plan for improving performance in the math and science classroom.  His proposal does not provide a magic bullet, instead it proposes that there should be a commitment to recruiting and training the brightest for teaching.  That teachers should be given the opportunity to collaborate with their peers.  And finally, improve the environment in which they teach. 

    This article really struck a chord with me and my experience with LTF.  The training that I have received from LTF has always enriched not only my teaching strategies, but furthered my understanding of the content.  Burris feels that this is paramount to success.  And equally important, Laying the Foundation has afforded me the opportunity to build relationships and share with terrific teachers.  Although I definitely have my own style, I have always sought out the best teachers I could find and employ their successful strategies in my classroom.

    This is a terrific article and definitely worth the read.
    Dave Holbert
    NMSI Science Online Forum Facilitator
    David HolbertUser is Offline Senior Member Senior Member Posts:668
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    18 Jan 2012 07:54 PM
    Along those same lines, Dr. Mary Ann Rankin has a great op-ed in the Huffington Post, Why America Needs Good Teachers. Its definitely worth the read. You can find this editorial here: www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ann-ran...10318.html
    Dave Holbert
    NMSI Science Online Forum Facilitator
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