Donaldson quoted in BDN article on ways to make more successful teachers

Gordon Donaldson, professor emeritus of education at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News article, “Making more good teachers is hard, but here are ideas for how to try.” The quality of school leadership can have a significant influence over teachers’ job satisfaction, according to the article. Administrators have control over many things, such as hiring, instruction and professional development, as well as setting the tone of a school, the article states. “Most researchers would say effective teachers are affected very significantly by the school-level culture, and that’s where leadership comes in,” Donaldson said.