What Makes a Great Science Teacher?

Jul 31, 2012

Produced with Phoebe Axtman and Zach Nugent

Mounting research has shown that the most important factor in a child’s successful education is not his or her socioeconomic status, class size, or even the design of the curriculum…. it’s the teacher.  But teacher dropout rate is high and the highly talented teachers are too few, especially in Science and Math.

Pat Wingert is a longtime education reporter for Newsweek – her article, ‘Building a Better Science Teacher’ is based off research she compiled for Colombia University’s Spencer Fellowship, and can be found in the latest edition of Scientific American.