How should the best teachers be rewarded?

04/15/2010 | Edutopia.org

Education consultant Lisa Dabbs explores a range of opinions in this blog post on how to best reward effective and innovative teaching. Dabbs summarizes online responses to the question by educators, whose ideas ranged from personal rewards, such as job satisfaction or additional opportunities for professional development, to more quantitative rewards, such as merit pay, student-loan forgiveness and other monetary bonuses. One important consideration to emerge from the discussion -- teachers want to be recognized by administrators for a job well done.

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