What is the best way to gauge a teacher's effectiveness?

04/13/2009 | Detroit Free Press

Michigan officials are looking to revamp requirements for licensing teachers and are considering tying teachers' effectiveness to their ability to get and keep a teaching license. June Teisan, a National Board Certified Teacher and a former Michigan Teacher of the Year, says she supports a system that assesses teachers based on several factors. "To be a good teacher, you have to have heart for the kids, integrity to push for excellence and a lot of creativity. And it takes stamina like you wouldn't believe," Teisan said.

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