Teaching Skillful Teaching
An article examining the characteristics of effective teaching and the methodology of successful educators is presented. The author discusses the complicated and specialized expertise needed in skillful teachers and explains key teaching characteristics such as the ability to teach to different student learning styles and the importance of efficient lesson planning. The identification of “high leverage” teaching methods which have proven most effective in classrooms, and programs aimed at helping teachers develop more comprehensive curricula are also included. Student responses to inspired instruction and the importance of lifelong learning among educators are also examined.