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What Makes a Great Teacher?

The website Niche has published its rankings of the Houston metro area high schools with the best teachers. But how do you evaluate such a thing? What makes a teacher great? We talk with Mark Tressler, vice president of product for Niche about how the site established its evaluation. Then, we turn to a parent, a teacher’s union […]

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The website Niche has published its rankings of the Houston metro area high schools with the best teachers. But how do you evaluate such a thing? What makes a teacher great? We talk with Mark Tressler, vice president of product for Niche about how the site established its evaluation.

Then, we turn to a parent, a teacher’s union representative and a school administrator for their definitions — and we welcome yours. Think about the best teachers you ever had. What did they have in common? Why did they reach you in a way that other teachers didn’t? What qualities would you like all of Houston’s teachers to have?

E-mail us your thoughts at talk@houstonmatters.org.

(Photo: Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media)

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