Thanksgiving Wishes

We are thankful for good colleagues, meaningful work, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students. Happy Thanksgiving! Your colleagues at CTL

Creativity: A Stop-Motion Experience

“Creativity is about connecting things.” Steve Jobs This past summer I decided it was time to learn something new. I enrolled in a week – long class on stop-motion animation at Arrowmont School of Crafts. The workshop was led by two folks from...

It’s Music to My Brain

There has been a great deal of justifiable buzz this week about the remarkable recovery of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords from a gunshot wound to the head last January.  She and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, have co-authored a new book detailing...

What’s Fuzzy, Thin, and Bendable?

The article Visual Arts As Critical Thinking, posted in Edutopia online magazine, is one that echoes professional beliefs I hold as an educator. One of the beliefs at the core of CTL is “Learning about, in and through the arts is a vital dimension of effective...

Connections to REASONING HABITS OF MIND

This blog is one of five posts for the CTL book study, FOCUS IN HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS REASONING & SENSE MAKING.  To date, We’ve looked at (see other posts):  Linking Expressions and Functions, More Than Meets the Eye (Example 9, pages 38-40) – a resource for...