Incentives for good teaching?

Jon Siegel writes in a blog post entitled Changing Law School: “… incentives are all wrong. … it would be a lot of work related to teaching. And work related to teaching is not rewarded…. It certainly does nothing for one’s reputation in the legal academy generally. People at other schools can’t even observe your teaching; they can only read your scholarship. Indeed, some people seem to think that if you’re a really good teacher, that’s a negative, because it means you must not be spending enough time on scholarship…Even if an individual school chooses to reward good teaching, it can’t affect the external incentives that academia as a whole creates. “

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Have I hit a dead end?  If there are no rewards for “good teaching” in law schools, what INCENTIVE is there for learning and using technology to enhance student learning??

 

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