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Best-selling author Elizabeth Green to discuss “What Makes a Teacher Great”


Towson University is ready to ask, “What Makes a Teacher Great”?

On September 29, Presidential Scholar Nancy Grasmick, Ph.D., will welcome New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Green to Towson University.

This is the sixth event in Grasmick’s “Preparing for Public Education in the 21st Century: Signature Forums” speaker series that began in January 2013. The free event will take place at Towson University’s West Village Commons from 4 to 6 p.m.

During the event, Green will discuss her latest book, “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach it to Everyone).” She will also answer questions such as these:

  • What 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?

A question-and-answer session will follow Green’s presentation. Copies of “Building a Better Teacher” will be available for purchase at the forum, and following her talk, Green will sign copies of her book.BetterTeacher

Seats are limited for the event, so please register at signatureforums.org.

Grasmick’s 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 fields and access up-to-date research for teacher preparation.