The world’s best teacher lives in rural Maine and doesn’t care about test scores

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Pictured above: Nancie Atwell opened the Center for Teaching and Learning 25 years ago to make the classroom a place for ‘wisdom and happiness’. Last month her emphasis on student choice and self-expression earned her the Global Teaching Prize, dubbed the Nobel Prize of teaching.

“I fell in love with teaching. It felt like I was home. I love literature and I really loved adolescents, I found out. And to have relationships with kids around books and to talk to kids about books seemed like the best gig in the world.”

Read the article in full by clicking on the link below, posted by Lauren Gambino of the Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/mar/23/worlds-best-teacher-nancie-atwell-maine-center-for-teaching-and-learning?CMP=share_btn_link

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