Monday, February 9, 2009

HQT, HET, HPT--Follow Up

After his discussion of malaria, Bill Gates presents compelling evidence that our focus should not be on highly qualified teachers (HQT) but on highly effective teachers (HET) and highly performing teachers (HPT). If we claim to be data-driven, then the data on student learning results should drive teacher pay, not the old-school trap of education and seniority. He also has some great ideas on how to replicate the successes of HETs and HPTs.

Check it out.

http://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_unplugged.html

2 comments:

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Back in the blogging game?

Rika said...

I agree. What use is a teacher who is qualified is he/she doesn't know how to teach effectively?