Teacher Effectiveness is Dependent
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In the world of sales, Boris Groysberg’s research supports the notion that “star talent” is not very mobile. The same may be considered in the world of teaching. Highly effective teaching methods and attitudes can be specific to a grade level or subject area. The methods a teacher uses may also be influenced by the district, school, and grade-level/department cultures. A one-size-fits-all pedagogical skill set seldom works across environments. A teacher’s methods, although highly effective in a previously taught grade-level, may not be as effective in a new position, school, or district. Districts, schools, grade-levels/departments, and individual teachers need to understand which methods and attitudes are most important to the particular grade/subject and culture to which each teacher is assigned. Differentiation applies to grown-ups, too.