Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Predicting Performance

The list of things that do not predict who is a good teacher always impresses me:

Among the factors that do not predict whether a teacher will succeed: a graduate-school degree, a high score on the SAT, an extroverted personality, politeness, confidence, warmth, enthusiasm and having passed the teacher-certification exam on the first try.


Essentially everything people think they know about predicting performance appears to be wrong.

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