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In Case You Missed It: What Makes a Great Teacher

June 17, 2016 1 minute Read by Brittney Bain
While many factors play a role in student success, the quality of teaching is at the top of the list. A recent article looks at how the best teachers are made.

A recent piece in The Economist looks at how the best teachers are made and not born with the skills necessary to impact student achievement. While many factors play a role in student success, the quality of teaching is at the top of the list. But recruiting, developing, and retaining strong teachers does not happen without education leaders intentionally making that happen. In order to help make that happen, education leaders, as well as teacher training programs, need to better understand how to prepare and best support great teachers for their critical work.

Perhaps even more fascinating, the piece highlights similarities and differences between how teachers are trained around the world, an important factor in better understanding our nation's ability to compete on a global playing field -- and something the Bush Institute’s Global Report Card spotlights.

 Read more at The Economist.com.


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Brittney Bain
Brittney Bain

Brittney Bain serves as the Director of Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Prior to joining the Bush Center, she worked on Capitol Hill where she served most recently as deputy press secretary for the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary.  Bain interned in the White House Office of Communications during the George W. Bush Administration.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and her master’s degree from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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