Let’s Get Real about What Makes A Good Teacher

Rae Pica with Robert “Bob” Pianta, Ph.D, Paula Smith, Justin Snider

There’s a lot of attention on evaluating teachers these days. The relentless pursuit to improve student achievement has put teacher performance under the microscope. But are we clear about what really makes a good teacher, how to measure good teaching, and how to replicate it?

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Robert Bob Pianta, Ph.D is the director of University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning. Paula Smith is Head of School, University Child Development School. Justin Snider is a contributing editor at The Hechinger Report and teaches undergraduate writing at Columbia University, where he is also completing his doctorate in Politics and Education
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