Geoffrey Canada’s TED Talk: CTL is marking its 20th anniversary with an education forum and celebration in September. In advance of that event, we’ve invited national, state and local educational leaders to share their ideas on the themes of innovation, equity and systems change through a series of blogs, the first of which were posted August 1 and August 8. Today’s postings include two such blogs plus a TED talk by Geoffrey Canada, architect of the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York Read More →

Systems Change: Seeking a Broader View of Family Engagement: CTL 20th Anniversary Blog Series

By Sharon Darling: An often overlooked strategy to achieve college and career readiness is family engagement that is focused on literacy development across generations. Meaningful interactions that bring parents and children together to work, play, read, and learn can lead to enhanced language, literacy, emotional, and cognitive development. Read More →

How to Make Growth Mindset Work

If establishing a growth mindset journey for students is worthy of our professional development allocations, is it not then implicit that we recognize its role in adult learning as well? As Senge points out, “people with a high level of personal mastery are acutely aware of their ignorance, their incompetence, their growth areas. And they are deeply self-confident. Read More →

Whole Leaders, Whole Teachers

We are talking about a learning culture that is less about control and manipulation leading to the “correct” answers and more about tapping into the social-emotional needs of students as they learn how the content applies to their life in their communities. Read More →

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