Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1726089
 


 



Teaching Teachers About Teaching Students


David M. Becker


Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law

November 30, 2010

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 1105, 2010
Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-11-04

Abstract:     
Teachers are accustomed to teaching students, but experienced teachers must also teach teachers. What is it that one teacher can and should convey to another, especially when classroom observations suggest problems and a real need for improvement? The temptation is to say: “Come watch me and do as I do.” Yet even when the recipe for success is not this brazen, the package of advice may amount to the same thing, especially when it is replete with specific instruction that invariably begins: “Here is the way I would do it.” Yet is “do as I do” ever a sound approach? If not, what is? Are there any constants to a wise approach to teaching teachers about teaching students? What are the ingredients of successful teaching and can they be taught? This essay examines these questions and attempts to identify some of the things that one may do to improve teaching, at least around the edges.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: December 16, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Becker, David M., Teaching Teachers About Teaching Students (November 30, 2010). Washington University Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 1105, 2010; Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-11-04. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1726089

Contact Information

David M. Becker (Contact Author)
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law ( email )
Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 557
Downloads: 157
Download Rank: 105,704

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo3 in 0.422 seconds