The Great Teacher Infographic

6 Characteristics of Great Teachers

  1. Routinely evolve their teaching strategies and lesson plans to cater to their student's needs
  2. Identify ambitious short and long-term goals to improve student learning and the effectiveness of their teaching
  3. Encourage student and family participation in their learning programs, and advocate learning opportunities outside of the classroom
  4. Focus on student learning and increasing the value of class time
  5. Work backward from their desired student learning outcome to plan for their student's success
  6. Deliver top-notch education in the classroom, despite the outside forces of poverty, bureaucracy and budgetary shortfalls

10 Important Facts about Education and Teachers In America

  1. There were 7.2 million teachers in the U.S. in 2009
  2. With a projected growth rate of more than 15% between 2010-2020, there will be nearly 8.3 million teachers employed in the U.S. by 2020
  3. Each year, about 50 million American children attend public schools
  4. But 1.2 million students drop out of high school each year
  5. Each year, the U.S. spends just $9,644 per student, compared to $22,600 per prison inmate!
  6. By the time a child graduates from high school, he or she may have had as many as 47 teachers
  7. One teacher for each year of elementary school: K-5 (5 teachers)
  8. Six teachers for six subjects for each year: grades 6-8 (18 teachers)
  9. Six teachers for six subjects each year: grades 9-12 (24 teachers)
  10. That doesn't include coaches, special needs teachers, supplemental learning, preschool education or daycare professionals!
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