About the NGTM

"A Continuing Adventure in Staff Development" for 49 Years!



David Gottshall - Fall 2012 [Steve Smith photo]

"The National Great Teachers Movement is called a 'movement' because it is not  associated with, nor does it constitute a corporation or an organization of any kind. Thus, it serves no institutional or commercial interests. There is no headquarters or address, and there are no officials, owners, employees or politics. There' are no manuals or handbooks, only a few simple guidelines.

Everything is passed on by oral tradition in order to prevent the development of any form of true-believership or fixed procedure which might come to be followed to the letter and of which the educational profession would soon tire. The many annual Great Teachers Seminars throughout North America, and now in several foreign countries, exist and persist only because of the initiative and selfless ambition of people who want to share the experience with teachers in their own geographic area."

David B. Gottshall, NGTM Founder
College of DuPage (retired)

[Editor's Note: This website was created after the 2001 NGTM colloquium where there was a consensus among attendees that a web-based method of staying connected would be beneficial for NGTM practitioners].