Parent Disengagement: Learning to Let Go

Parent Disengagement: Learning to Let Go

This spring and summer as a partner on the GEAR UP Kentucky state college readiness grant, CTL is leading a series of face-to-face and virtual leadership academies for teachers and administrators in participating schools. The work provides opportunities for...
Harnessing the power of “Digital Thinking”

Harnessing the power of “Digital Thinking”

Our students are growing up in an intensely stimulating time. As technology races forward many of our habits are changing but are our teaching practices? As an instructional architect I place a high value on “slow thinking” but are we exploring the power...
Writing in Mathematics

Writing in Mathematics

I captured some ideas about writing in math classes several years ago on a wiki for a class I was taking (Teaching Transactive Writing). It is interesting as I looked through my Google Analytics account today that that wiki continues to be one of the most visited...
The Importance of Parent Engagement

The Importance of Parent Engagement

An important part of building a college-going culture in schools is engaging parents in helping their students imagine a larger future for themselves, one that is not limited by economic status or parents’ level of education.  Starting with the assumption that all...