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Shifting Perspective: A Habit of Highly Effective Educators

“Rather than ask what is wrong with a child, Kuban suggests inquiring about what happened in his or her life, probing for life-altering events.” This quote is an excerpt from an article entitled, “How Childhood Trauma Could be Mistaken for ADHD” Conversations about student performance and behavioral issues are not novel topics, yet these discussions are very … Continue reading

Teaching & Learning: Become Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

My nephew recently posted the following quote from Mario Armstrong on his Facebook wall: “To grow you need to become comfortable with the uncomfortable.” I couldn’t stop thinking about how the simplicity of this statement clarifies the whole process of teaching and learning. Unfortunately, I find most adults don’t have the patience or the time … Continue reading

STEM – Something for​ Just About Everybod​y?​

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math! If you’d given me these options when I was in high school, I’d have choked. I do not like math. I do not want to walk around in a white coat thinking great thoughts. I do not wish to work for 3-M and come up with another kind of sticky tape. … Continue reading

Supporting New Teachers

As a means to engage our followers and receive some insight, we posted the following on our Facebook page:         “Fast Fact: Did you know that 1 out of every 3 teachers will leave the classroom within their            first three years of teaching.         What does … Continue reading

About QTL

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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