We’ve all had great teachers who opened our minds, and maybe even changed our lives. But how can we make every teacher a “star” teacher? Elizabeth Green’s book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) presents teaching as a complex skill—one that requires infrastructure for support and training. She gives examples of the methods America’s best educators are using in the classroom, as well as how Japan’s education system has adopted policies that have changed teachers across the country.
Green is co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization that covers educational change efforts across the country. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Sun, and U.S. News & World Report. As an Abe Journalism Fellow, Green studied education in Japan. She serves on the board of the Education Writers Association.