Better teaching: Teacher training

Why trainee teachers get a raw deal My blog post from a few years back

   
We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers - (in America) Link From bigthink.com
Learning About Learning.
The report cited in the link above
Link "We have been consistently frustrated by the lack of discussion in many of these textbooks of teaching strategies that are backed up by strong evidence, and by a frequent overemphasis on strategies for which evidence is anecdotal at best. "
Report from National Council on Teacher Quality
What do teacher preparation programs actually teach? Classroom management doesn't feature too highly. Blogpost from Jacob Waters (American: does the same apply here?
The Role of US Physics Departments in High School Teacher Education "Many physics departments convey to their students (often unintentionally) the message that teaching is a second-class career option." Ouch!
From aps.org
To improve our schools, we need to make it harder to become a teacher.  A vew from the United States. References the contrast between there Finland
Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” Actually we don't even get that.
Standards ‘still high’ at teacher training courses From the Irish Examiner
Are Tenured Professors Better Classroom Teachers? "We find consistent evidence that students learn relatively more from non-tenure line professors in their introductory courses."
From freakonomics.com
There's a Cheaper, More Effective Way to Train Teachers
Why school systems across the United Stataes should adopt an apprenticeship model. From theatlantic.com
Overview of the debate on Qualified Teacher Status in England From headguruteacher.com
What are the standards in England? Note that behaviour is a key component. Link A framework of core content for initial teacher training (ITT)
Roxanna Elden: Myth of the Super Teacher YouTube. 13 mins
Unfortunately teacher-training is very much tied to relgion in many of our colleges, particularly at Primary Level Still in the Dark Ages in so many ways. Opinion Piece in The Irish Times from Fintan O' Toole
Do not, I repeat NOT, go in all guns firing It will backfire. YouTube skit. 3 mins