Over time and depending upon circumstances Americans flip-flop over what we think makes teachers good. Thus, several visions of good teachers have appeared and disappeared. In part, our inability to sustain agreement on what makes teachers good results from a belief that all good teachers are or should be the same, that one size fits all. We fail to embrace or even consider the idea that there are multiple kinds of good teachers. Here ten visions of good teaching are described. The challenge is to validate as many as possible and then permit teachers to describe, and when appropriate, document what kind of good teacher they are.
Cruickshank, Donald R.
"What Makes Teachers Good?,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 13:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol13/iss1/2