The Making of an Effective Teacher

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| By Gintas Bradunas |

What makes a good teacher? Often, we’re tempted to think of effective teachers as being innately talented, destined to make a difference and inspire. Unfortunately, while this ideal might hold true in movies, few are born knowing how to teach well. Instead, good teachers are made. Through experience, we know that teaching is an art, one that takes time and hard work to perfect through continuous professional development.

At Gale, we’re proud to be a part of this mission to improve learning outcomes and we believe in providing teachers with resources that will directly help them improve their instruction. Our PD Collections on GVRL are rich in best practices and guidance from top PD publishers such as ASCD, Corwin Press, and Solution Tree. Of course, with so many resources, we know it can sometimes be difficult to find exactly the resources you need when you need them. That’s why we’ve chosen to align our collections with some of the most commonly available teaching standards.

Introducing alignments to the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model. Users of PD plus framework alignments can now view resources aligned to the domains of the Marzano Model, including classroom strategies and behaviors; planning and preparing; reflection on teaching and collegiality and professionalism. It’s never been easier for teachers and administrators to find the resources they need to improve their practice.

To learn more about how we are helping teachers improve their instruction, visit the Professional Development Collections on GVRL.

Meet the Author

As a K-12 product manager at Gale, Gintas Bradunas works to leverage his past experiences as a middle-school teacher and Teach for America corps member to help make products that students and educators will love. He’s an avid reader, lover of podcasts and a believer that everything can be made better with a cup of coffee.



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