What makes a practice "PROMISING"?
I just read and posted to the news page an article in the New Yorker by Malcom Gladwell about what makes teachers effective? Some of the qualities he sites are "regard for student perspective", teacher sensitivity, "withitness", flexibility, high quality individual student feedback with back and forth exchange to get a deeper understanding...
Should these be some of the things we look for in practices that we label as "promising"?
If we were to create a video of promising practice- how would you show these things- or if you taped a segment of a good teacher, would these things just BE there. I'd LOVE some conversation around this. We want to add videos of promising practice to this wiki...maybe defining what promising looks like can help us...I highly recommend that you read this article- ESPECIALLY if you like football?! :)
Jan 8 2009, 12:25 PM EST by