To witness outstanding teaching is to witness high craft at its best.
Like all great crafts, it’s part science, part art form. And like most of the world’s noblest professions, there is a huge difference between those who have mastered their craft and those working toward it, with every gradation in between.
There are many facets: The science of checking for student understanding mid-lesson. The art of building student motivation. The science of designing a lesson plan that differentiates for all learners. The art form of knowing your students’ community.