August 30, 2014 8:00 PM

The difficulty of defining what a ‘good’ teacher is

Good teachers, through advanced degrees and professional certifications, can get better by developing their intrinsic talents for the craft. On the other hand, good teachers can also become bad teachers through a loss of dedication and determination, no matter their credentials. But bad teachers can never become good or become good again if they lack or have lost the “it” factor so critical to effective teaching.

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