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A team of researchers studied teachers with high assessment scores to discover how their methods differed from those of their less successful peers. The researchers held workshops and conducted interviews with these “highly effective teachers” to glean insights, formulate theories and identify best practices. Robert E. Quinn, Katherine Heynoski, Mike Thomas and Gretchen M. Spreitzer share the stories of seven extraordinary educators and explain the “Connect Framework,” a four-quadrant matrix delineating the core aspects of fruitful teaching. (The framework’s full name is BFK Connect; the initials stand for Battelle for Kids, the education nonprofit where Heynoski and Thomas work.) Here, the authors focus more on general areas like empowerment, transformation, collective learning and expectations than on specific classroom tactics. getAbstract recommends this inspiring approach to teaching to all educators, and to business leaders and trainers, who will find much applicable advice.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What traits highly effective teachers share,
  • How the “Connect Framework” of effective teaching works and
  • How to apply its principles.
 

About the Authors

Professor Robert E. Quinn co-founded the Center for Positive Organizations, co-directed by Gretchen M. Spreitzer, who teaches at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Katherine Heynoski is senior specialist at the nonprofit Battelle for Kids, where Mike Thomas is a senior director of innovation.

 

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Kelli
Kelli has taught math to third-graders for 24 years. She has high expectations for herself and for her students. She doesn’t regard her job as merely teaching mathematics. She uses math as a base for nurturing each student’s desire to learn.

Kelli didn’t start out ...

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    Golden Helen 3 years ago
    Through all the teachers seems to be the same just have to listen, engage them, and find each of their strengths or talents and build on that. Very good read.
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    Kathleen Holiday 4 years ago
    I thorougly enjoyed this summary.