Successful education systems recognize that teachers are vital in promoting learning and skills acquisition. That is why they implement effective policies to recruit the best candidates, foster excellence and support and motivate teachers already in the system to improve their performance. Evidence shows, however, that while the teaching career in Latin America faces no … [Lee más...] about What if more students wanted to be teachers?
The IDB has developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for teachers (and others who want to join) on how to work with primary and secondary-level students to help them explore climate change topics through interactive and engaging activities. To register, click here. … [Lee más...] about Welcome to the World’s Most Important Classroom: A New Course on Climate Change Education
Written by Lina Zuluaga Every time that state or international exams results, such as PISA, are published, teachers are the first to be blamed by the public opinion for student’s weak performance. Their results still leave much to be desired, and although it is bad news for national education, it helps to highlight the issue in the public agenda. However, we need to go … [Lee más...] about The best school is a good home*
We all keep the memory of a special teacher. One who helped us look at mathematics in a different way or who told us fabulous stories of heroes and battles. That teacher who taught us a lesson we wouldn’t forget. Every time I talk about this subject with a colleague or friend it is common to hear a comment like "what a shame, we no longer have teachers like that." … [Lee más...] about The teaching profession: Why doesn’t it attract the best?*
Suppose you have a son (or nephew, godson, or young friend) who is a professional and tomorrow he is offered a job with the promise to "earn between 30% and 70% less than other professionals of the same age and with the same years of education." He is also told that "three out of six available job positions in this field do not have telephones and, on top of that, two … [Lee más...] about And you, do you want your children to be teachers?