Teachers' Broad Impact
Understanding How Teachers Influence Students They Do Not Teach
Research suggests that teachers matter most among school-related resources when it comes to student achievement. While most of the research on teacher effectiveness examines how teachers affect their own students, other studies suggest that this focus may be too narrow. Teachers can affect hundreds of students over the course of their careers, and their students in turn can pass these effects on to other people in their lives. Because of this, teachers have the potential to affect students they may have never met.