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Preview: 5 Ways to Tell if Your Child Has an Extraordinary Teacher by Chick Moorman & Thomas Haller

extraordinary_teacher_thumb1. Extraordinary teachers realize that they teach children first and content second. While they care deeply about math, history, language arts, music, and other subjects they teach, these educators realize that the subjects are only the water they’re splashing around in. What they are really teaching students is to be solution oriented, to take personal responsibility for their choices, to become internally motivated, and to develop a strong belief in their own skills and abilities.

2. Extraordinary teachers set up classrooms as more than a place of discovery, a place of learning, or a place of inquiry. Although their classrooms can be all of those things at times, they structure their classrooms first and foremost as a place of creation—the creation of who and what their students are as human beings…

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