Greatest Teachers: Who Would You Choose?


globe-eastIf you could gather six of the planet’s best teachers in one place for three days, who would you choose?

Would you pick:

It’s not a hypothetical question. Some educators I know are aiming to do just that — to assemble six great teachers from sports, art, music, and math for a three-day workshop. The idea: to create a miniature Florence of master teaching. To explore the deeper parallels between these teachers; to see how they make emotional connections, to see how they work their magic.  (Which isn’t really magic, of course, but rather a skill set that can be analyzed, copied, and taught.)

More to come on this — but in the meantime, which teachers would you choose?

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4 Responses to “Greatest Teachers: Who Would You Choose?”

  1. Chris Frank says:

    How about all of the above?

    Plus John Mighton of JUMP Math fame.

  2. Scott Meech says:

    Great concept but I think we need to be very careful in how we define “Great Teachers”. Define for me what it means to be a great teacher and then we can talk about who to bring to the table.

  3. I would name James Burns – history prof at Clemson University. He uses exceptional methods to teach – audio, visual, taste, fun, interaction, socratic method. Extremely engaging.

  4. Michele Whaley says:

    I would choose Katya Paukova, Russian teacher from DLI, whose beginning Russian students can tell a story for at least two minutes after spending just 12 hours with her.

    I think it’s really hard to define “great teacher,” but we all know what that means when we find one. It’s a person who can put you “in the zone” during study and grow your passion for the subject, and whose lesson makes your brain feel nicely stretched at its end.

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