Opinion: Increase the focus on the practice of teaching

The push for accountability in schools may be focusing too closely on what is taught rather than how it is taught, argues former superintendent Joseph Wise, the author of "Power of Teaching -- The Science of the Art." Wise, who is managing director for Atlantic Research Partners, urges an increased focus on the practice of teaching. Supporting and training teachers to engage their students is essential to re-balancing the drive for academic achievement, he writes.

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