Nocera: New Book On Teacher Training Is A Must-Read

Columnist Joe Nocera writes in the New York Times (7/29, Nocera, Subscription Publication) that having teachers learn on the job “just shouldn’t cut it anymore.” Nocera spends the bulk of his article quoting excerpts from Elizabeth Green’s forthcoming book “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).” The book addresses ways to improve the teaching of teaching, and he advocates that it ought to make the New York Times best-seller list. Nocera calls some of the recent steps in teacher training “small-scale successes” and ends by encouraging the use of those successes to reach every kid and train every teacher.