CT3, founded as The Center for Transformative Teacher Training, was established in 2009 by acclaimed educators Lee Canter and Kristyn Klei Borrero. The company was formed in response to the countless requests they received from educators around the country to provide training in their breakthrough model of professional development.
CT3 is redefining what constitutes highly effective professional development with its unique training model that delivers feedback at the point of instruction, Real Time Teacher Coaching®, and with its research-validated method for classroom management, the No-Nonsense Nurturer® Program.
CT3 transforms the quality and culture of education for youth, especially those in traditionally disenfranchised communities.
Become the MOST EFFECTIVE professional learning organization: building capacity WITH our partners to implement anti-racist practices and dismantle the systemic structures that have historically impeded self-confidence and academic outcomes among historically disenfranchised youth.
At CT3, we believe…
… every child deserves a world-class education from teachers who are dedicated to student well-being and success.
… teachers who learn about, honor, and leverage the cultural knowledge, experiences, and frames of reference of their students—and their students’ communities—make learning more relevant and effective.
… all students are capable of engaging with challenging curriculum and can meet or exceed rigorous expectations.
… building positive relationships, culturally relevant practices, and empowering mindsets are essential when serving youth.
… students thrive in classrooms where they feel safe, valued, cared for, and have a sense of membership and investment.
… an asset-based school culture where feedback is transparent and in real time supports high levels of achievement for educators and students.
… every teacher can be a positive role model and change agent in students’ lives and has the ability to become a No-Nonsense Nurturer.
… a successful school leader is THE agent of change for a school.
“I want to credit the strong team you have in place at CT3. Vynesha is a rock star coach and person that I am fortunate to work with and learn from. Michael and Richard have given me great feedback and instruction to implement in my practices as well.”
“If you are serious about changing teacher practice based on pure evidence, Real Time Teacher Coaching is the way to go! It’s a win for teachers and students and you can quote me on that!"
"Real Time Teacher Coaching is hands down the best, most powerful professional development experience I've ever had as an educator of 15 years. CT3’s model for coaches should be a must-have for any coach!"
"Because of Real Time Teacher Coaching we now have a clear vision of what instruction should look like at Roberts Elementary."
“When chosen to lead Project L.I.F.T. in CMS, I was charged with creating a suite of services to support our school turn-around process and oversee the investment we made in teacher coaching. CT3 is an instrumental partner in supporting our teachers, coaches and principals, and I will continue to rely on them as we plan for the coming years.”
“Real Time Teacher Coaching is among the most exciting tools our Instructional Coaches have used and has even, at times, been “revolutionary.” It has changed teachers’ classrooms from places where little learning was possible to places where learning is constant.”
“Before working with CT3, we never actually worked with an organization who held true to the title of being 'transformational'! They must continue all the great work they do within our school, the Achievement First network, and in other schools across the country.”
“No-Nonsense Nurturer has transformed my teachers’ classroom management… When you walk into their classrooms you now see learning taking place 100% of the time!”
“Real Time Teacher Coaching has given coaches a tangible, immediate, and sustainable way of supporting their teachers. By helping teachers when they are in the midst of teaching, coaches are able to support teachers in a way that we have never done before. Teachers feel empowered by the instantaneous change in their classrooms and they are able to maintain it.”
“Our teachers are not big fans of online courses. The No-Nonsense Nurturer Online Course was a definite exception. Teachers raved about the course but more importantly, it quickly produced noticeable improvement in their classroom culture and management. Thanks!”
“CT3 has helped in the overall transformation of Luis Munoz Marin in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the year of working with CT3, we were able to restructure the culture in the building. I would highly recommend CT3 to a school district that is looking at attacking cultural change.”
“The No-Nonsense Nurturer approach has transformed the lives of thousands of students by transforming the practices of their teachers... It is simply a must-learn set of new skills for every teacher in America.”
“In my 40 years in public education, I’ve not seen a more beneficial approach to helping educators establish a positive school and classroom culture that promotes students’ academic success. No-Nonsense Nurturer is simply the most effective classroom management PD I have ever seen.”
A NewSchools Venture Fund Research Study determined the effectiveness of CT3’s No-Nonsense Nurturer® Program coupled with the Real Time Teacher Coaching® Model in multiple classrooms (grades 3–12) in an urban school. Student demographics are 99.1% African-American and less than 1% Caucasian or Hispanic. 83% of the students qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.
From the data, it is evident that the No-Nonsense Nurturer Program® coupled with the Real Time Teacher Coaching Model® is an effective program that provides teachers with skills to create a classroom where teaching and learning can occur.
A multi-phase program that has both group and individual instruction provides teachers with skills that are maintained over time.
The training procedures are valid and reliable and indicate a high level of treatment fidelity.
Both teacher and student behavior are positively influenced by the strategies of the No-Nonsense Nurturer® Program and the Real Time Teacher Coaching Model®.
Off task student behavior was reduced by up to 55%.