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From our years on the ground and in the classroom, CT3 saw a better way. A better way to help teachers and school leaders in underserved communities succeed on day one. A better way to create culturally relevant environments where life-altering relationships between students and teachers can grow. A better way to develop the strengths and talents of teachers through coaching and professional development strategies that are more than effective, they’re transformative.
CT3, short for The Center for Transformative Teacher Training, was founded in 2009 by acclaimed educators Lee Canter and Kristyn Klei Borrero. The company emerged in response to the countless requests we received from educators around the country to provide training in our breakthrough model of professional development. Now our partnerships with K-12 school districts and charter management organizations continue to yield positive and measurable results in the quality of instruction and the success of students.
CT3 is redefining the nature of transformative professional development with our unique training model that delivers feedback at the point of instruction, Real Time Teacher Coaching, and with our research-validated method for classroom management, the No-Nonsense Nurturer approach.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"Because of Real Time Teacher Coaching we now have a clear vision of what instruction should look like at Roberts Elementary."
"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!"
“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!"
“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.”