What makes a good teacher?

November 8, 2010

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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North Chicago High School.

So how exactly do schools identify good teachers? What are realistic expectations of teachers when they work in overcrowded and underfunded schools? And what are the barriers to improving teacher quality locally and around the country?

Eight Forty-Eight spoke with two people who have spent a lot of time thinking about good teaching: Alicia Winckler is the chief human capital officer for Chicago Public Schools and John Luczak is the education program manager at the Joyce Foundation.

The Joyce Foundation recently released a guidebook for parents on teacher quality.

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