On September 29, Presidential Scholar Dr. Nancy Grasmick will welcome New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Green to Towson University. This is the 6th event in Dr. Grasmick’s Preparing for Public Education in the 21st Century: Signature Forums speaker series that began in January 2013. This free event will take place at Towson University West Village Commons, 4-6 PM.

What Makes a Teacher Great?

Elizabeth GreenGreen will discuss her latest book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach it to Everyone). In her book, Green presents teaching as a complex skill—one that requires infrastructure for support and training. She explores the diverse skills exceptional teachers must develop, provides a new way for teachers, parents, and policymakers to judge what is needed in the classroom—and considers how to make every teacher great.

During her talk, Green will answer questions like:

BetterTeacherWhat happens in the classroom of a great teacher?

• How do we better prepare teachers for the classroom?

• How can parents determine what their child needs in the classroom?

Paperback copies of Building a Better Teacher will be available for purchase at the Forum and following her talk she will be on-site signing books. I hope you can join us on September 29 from 4-6 p.m. in the West Village Commons. Seats are limited — register today.

About the Signature Forums

Signature ForumsThe Preparing for Public Education in the 21st Century: Signature Forums speaker series focuses on providing Maryland’s education leaders, parents, teachers, and policy makers with access to the newest information and research on current and pertinent education topics. These forums provide a unique opportunity for education stakeholders to interact with national experts at the top of their field and access to the most up-to-date research for teacher preparation.