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@GOOD Asks: What Makes a Great Teacher? The Community Answers @GOOD Asks: What Makes a Great Teacher? The Community Answers

@GOOD Asks: What Makes a Great Teacher? The Community Answers

by Hillary Newman
August 24, 2011

Over the past year, the education conversation has largely been critical of policymakers, teachers, unions and administrators. While this examination is largely necessary, it shouldn't keep us from seeing those educators who truly are making a difference in their students' lives—often times overcoming significant obstacles to achievement. To this end, GOOD and University of Phoenix is launching The Great American Teach-Off—a nationwide competition that will identify classroom heroes and reward one with a $10,000 grant to use towards his or her classroom.

Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, we asked our friends: What makes a great teacher?

We pose a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithfuls once a day, so if you’re not yet a @GOOD follower or fan, make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation.

Here's a sampling of responses from our Twitter:






And here is what our Facebook buddies had to say:






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