By Dr. Diane Ravitch: CTL has outlived many reform efforts because it is focused on what matters most: strengthening instruction in the classroom. Policies come and go, but what remains constant is the relationship between students and teachers. Read More →
A significant shift for teachers who want better conversations in their classrooms is that they must give up the sage on the stage mindset and embrace the thinking of their students on a level that conveys mutual respect. Read More →
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 →
We know that for students to be ready for the complexity of college and career texts, all students need opportunity to closely read literary and informational complex texts with appropriate and necessary scaffolding. Read More →
Project based learning helps CTL achieve one of our goals: to advance a vision of schooling that engages all students in interesting and rigorous work, develops their talents and abilities, and prepares them for college and career. Read More →
The obvious way that the pieces connect and depend on each other suggests that when we dissect effective teaching for the sake of improving, we need to spend time on putting it all together again in a way that works for students.
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Why join #KyEdChat? Why should busy educators use Twitter at all? The answer is simple: Twitter and other social media put a professional learning community and network literally at your fingertips. Read More →