My 'Best' Teacher
This article reports the analysis of 59 articles entitled 'my best teacher' printed in the UK Times Educational Supplement January 2000 - August 2003. The research identifies the common qualities/characteristics of ‘best’ teachers, compares the field of endeavour of the interviewee with the discipline of their 'best teacher' and examines 'light-bulb' moments; times when teachers especially inspired their students. A qualitative thematic analysis of the interviews in the articles has been utilised. The most frequently identified personal qualities contributing to a ‘best teacher’ are also reported. Finally, a model to illustrate dimensions of a 'best' teacher is presented.
Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Gossman, P. (2011) ‘My Best Teacher’ Tean Journal Vol. 3 No. 1 (online) Available at http://126.96.36.199/ojs/index.php/TEAN/article/view/86
Digital Commons Citation
Gossman, Peter, "My 'Best' Teacher" (2011). Professional and Vocational Education Research Unit. Paper 12.