Saturday, June 6, 2009

National Board Certified Teachers?

The Center for Teaching Quality reports that using National Board Certified Teachers is that answer. As they put it:

Our own research at the Center for Teaching Quality has taught us how powerful the certification process can be as a strategy in developing successful teachers in high-needs schools. We have also learned from National Board Certified Teachers, who describe the huge payoffs that come when teams of teachers sitting for the National Boards use their intensified focus on high standards to consider many teacher effectiveness issues that policy pundits overlook or do not fully understand.

This is, of course, not without its costs. For a sense of just how arduous the National Board Certification Process is, check out this link.

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