How to Build Great Teachers: Start Early and Start Locally

From Philly's 7th Ward

By Dan Brown

Who will be the next generation of educators we are all counting on to be highly skilled change agents? How can we cultivate them to be durable, empowered professionals who stay in our schools?

Starting early and thinking locally is the core of a promising new movement to help communities grow their own teachers. The needs are certainly immense, and we now know more than ever about how to engage altruistic high school students to help guide them toward careers in teaching.