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Innovation – Let’s Make Good Art: CTL 20th Anniversary Blog Series

Art by Sarah Almeda: CTL is marking its 20th anniversary with an education forum and celebration in September. In advance of that event, we wanted to begin the conversation on inventing the next 20 years of education in ways that transform teaching, learning and leadership. We’ve identified three inter-related themes necessary to the invention process: innovation, equity and systems change. Read More →

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Questioning: Is Teaching a Science or an Art?

Obviously going into a unit or lesson without intentional planning is a recipe for disaster but what great teachers know is that in addition to great planning there is indeed an art to knowing just what question to ask and when. Some teachers come by this more naturally but we all grow through experience and practice as we become more perceptive to knowing just how much productive struggle to allow before our students shift into shutdown mode. Read More →

To change results in student learning, we must change the culture for the adults, too.

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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