Vail Daily column: The heart of a teacher

21st October, 2014 by

By Edward Stoner

Much attention is given to the subject of “motivating” teachers. Politically popular approaches include treating teachers like proverbial donkeys — using “carrots” and “sticks” to motivate them. Carrots include merit-pay approaches, which seek to offer a few hundred (or even a few thousand) dollars to “incent” teachers into somehow unleashing the great instruction they’ve been supposedly holding back from students. Sticks include evaluation procedures that seek to rank teachers into categories and use the threat of termination or employee discipline to get teachers to perform at higher levels. Despite a lack of empirical evidence to support the effectiveness either of …

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