Mastery Teaching Is a Practice, Not a Gift
ASCD talks with author Robyn Jackson about her book Never Work Harder Than Your Students. In this clip, Jackson dispels the myth that teaching is all about having a "gift" and coaches teachers to acquire and practice the principles of mastery teaching:
- Master teachers start where their students are.
- Master teachers know where their students are going.
- Master teachers expect to get their students to their goal.
- Master teachers support their students along the way.
- Master teachers use feedback to help them and their students get better.
- Master teachers focus on quality rather than quantity.
- Master teachers never work harder than their students.
Practice with these principles, not innate talent, is the key to professional growth, says Jackson.
Source: From Talks with an Author: Robyn Jackson, in which the author discusses her book Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Segment 2: The gift of teaching. Copyright 2010 by ASCD.
ASCD Express, Vol. 7, No. 1. Copyright 2011 by ASCD. All rights reserved. Visit www.ascd.org/ascdexpress.