I was just reading Kevin Carey's latest post about teacher quality, or more specifically alternate certification programs vs. traditional certification programs. He brings up an interesting point about the possibility of there being some sort of mystery innate factor that heavily influences student outcomes and teacher effectiveness.
- Reinforces the basics/building blocks continually
- Is organized i.e. plans out assignments and and doesn't lose homework
- Expects students to be behaved and responsible
- Uses students work to evaluate how well they taught, not just how well the student learned