Toward Greater, More Equitable Access to an Excellent Education
Teachers play a pivotal role in student learning. We know that excellent teaching depends not on a bag of tricks, but rather on the ability to draw effectively from the complex interplay among theory, practice, and the reality of one’s teaching situation. Sustaining this intellectual work in our nation’s classrooms requires a sense of urgency and an abundance of patience: urgency because there is no time to waste, and patience, because the habits of mind and habits of classroom behavior that make such academic work possible...
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