Survey looks at what teachers need to help reach all kids

May 2011
American Teacher;May/Jun2011, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p7
The article reports on the results of a MetLife Survey of teachers and students conducted by "American Teacher" magazine. It reveals how teachers regard various factors like collaborative teaching opportunities, online information resources access, and instructional strategies for students who are non-native English speakers. The importance of teachers' attention to each student is emphasized. It is also added that a large percentage of teachers support the use of student growth statistics to measure teacher effectiveness.


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