CTL’s Vision of Schooling Includes Project Based Learning

CTL’s Vision of Schooling Includes Project Based Learning

One of our goals at CTL is 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.  That sounds like a tall order, but we know from our 20 years of...
CTL Fosters Systemic Change: CTL 20th Anniversary Blog Series

CTL Fosters Systemic Change: CTL 20th Anniversary Blog Series

This is one of a series of posts leading up to CTL’s 20th Anniversary forum and celebration, September 9th at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY. By Dr. Diane Ravitch, Research Professor, New York University, School of Culture, Education and Human Development...

What Makes Great Conversation?

When was the last time you were involved in a quality conversation? What characteristics distinguished it from other conversations you have had? We have all been part of company that lost our attention because the conversation was very one-sided. An exchange that...
Whole Leaders, Whole Teachers

Whole Leaders, Whole Teachers

As an assistant principal who dealt with most behavior-related issues in the building, I was curious to know how the others in our region were being proactive in keeping students engaged in learning. My question was largely met with silence, and finally one principal...
Non-Fiction Articles Published by Lexile Levels

Non-Fiction Articles Published by Lexile Levels

The Common Core State Standards challenges us, as English Language Arts teachers, to shift the way instruction looks and sounds in the ELA classroom. One of those shifts is the attention to the staircase of complexity. We know that for students to be ready for the...