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Common Core — For Success Keep Everyone in the Loop

The move to the Common Core State Standards requires much more than adopting a new curriculum and some new standards.  Common Core requires not only a major change in what teachers teach, but also a major shift in the way they teach. Many states have done a good job letting their educators know “what” has … Continue reading

Leading the Transition to the Common Core

The move to Common Core State Standards – now underway in 45 states, two territories and the District of Columbia – brings challenges for educators.  The transition is getting into full swing in North Carolina, and as administrators and teachers learn more about what the standards are, they’re working through how to implement them.  What will they mean to teachers and … Continue reading

Tough Choices, Challenging Times, Bold Leadership

Tough choices dominated the conversation as district and school administrators from across North Carolina gathered in Raleigh last week. For the first time, our organization co-sponsored the annual North Carolina Association of School Administrators Conference. Our CEO Dave Boliek addressed the opening session with a message very much in keeping with the conference theme of … Continue reading

Coaching that Connects

One-on-one teacher coaching plays an ever larger role in our efforts at The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning. The reflective approach our expert coaches use has a two-fold benefit: it trains teachers to examine and improve their own classroom practices, and does so without putting them on the defensive.

Disrupting Class: An Intriguing Take on the Future of Learning

Robin Fred The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning (Dec. 12, 2008) Author Michael Horn (Disrupting Class: Student-Centric Education is the Future) delivered the keynote to today’s session of the Joint Legislative Technology Commissions in Raleigh with a presentation that took a cutting-edge business theory and applied it to education. Horn and his co-author, Clayton … 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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