" How Can a Teacher Become an Expert Teacher?"

December 6, 2007, 1 PM, SC 530

Carol Findell

School of Education, Boston University

What are the qualities of an expert teacher? Important attributes are defined and illustrated. The following six ideas are explored in depth. An expert teacher:
  • identifies key ideas and presents them in several ways, and highlights connections among key ideas;
  • makes careful plans, but remains flexible;
  • listens to students and asks questions to help them make sense of their own understanding of key ideas;
  • provides "low threshold-high ceiling" problems ;
  • helps students think for themselves;
  • and never stops learning.