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Dropouts – Fighting the Wrong Fight?

Dave Boliek CEO, The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning The studies are legion.  The recommendations plentious.  Dollars spent – phenominal.  Yet after 30-40 years of hand-wringing over “the dropout problem” there’s no real progress; we still lose about a third of our ninth graders to the dropout zone rather than 12th grade graduation.  There … Continue reading

Where Does Creativity Go?

Dave Boliek CEO, The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning Several years ago at the National School Boards Association‘s Technology and Learning conference in Denver, I heard a talk by Sir Ken Robinson, a British ex-patriot now living in California.  Sir Ken’s philosophy is that creativity should be as important a priority in schools as … Continue reading

5 Teaching Tips to Optimize Students' Performance

By Kelly Kilpatrick, Guest Columnist Being a teacher is a challenging job to say the least.  From compliance with NCLB to classroom management, the challenges a teacher faces in this day and age continue to grow in the face of many studies, developments, and policies aimed at improving the quality of education.   Broad, sweeping … Continue reading

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The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning expands and supports high quality teaching and effective, supportive leadership. QTL Processes bring together technology, teamwork, student data and research-based instruction to create more engaging lesson design for greater student achievement.

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