Building a better teacher
There is no magic pill that can solve the problems faced by this country’s educational system. But I believe that ensuring every child is taught by an outstanding educator is a great place to start. So I was thrilled that Kappan magazine chose to focus its April issue on how to build a better teacher – and we were honored that Deans for Impact was asked to contribute two pieces to the edition:
- In “Deans for Impact: Who we are and what we stand for,” Karen Symms Gallagher, Tom E.C. Smith, and I write about the specific actions we think are needed to spur meaningful change in educator preparation and the role of Deans for Impact in that work.
- In “The value of knowing how students learn,” our founder and executive director, Benjamin Riley, makes the case that all educators need to know the science of learning.
Deans for Impact is committed to transforming the U.S. educator-preparation system and elevating the teaching profession, but we can’t accomplish this work alone. We are encouraged by Kappan’s latest edition, which highlights ideas from many people working on this critical issue.