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Happy Juneteenth! Our ancestors bind us to the continued honoring of this day. We welcome and embrace the opportunity since we know that as...

Makita Kheperu, Associate interviews Leah Holmes, a member of Chicago’s SuperGroup, a collection of young artists and entrepreneurs who host cultural events that target...

Max Brooks, M.Ed.Vice President of Strategic Partnerships interviews and highlights the work of Damen Fletcher, CEO of Train of Thought, an organization that...

For more than a decade, my job has been inspiring people with data insights and enabling them through technology systems. I love the...

This post is a Special Edition of CT3's "Dear Walkie," a mini-series of podcast episodes that provide a quality place for advice for...

In recent weeks, I planned to write a blog about problems of practice that affect instructional coaching and support in schools. However, due...

For too long, Black people have been murdered because the color of their skin is offensive to someone with a weapon and the...

As we seek to serve millions of students and thousands of schools, CT3 is planning for broad expansion over the next five years....

February is here, so the Black History Month ornaments are everywhere. Company statements on websites affirming their commitment to celebrating Black history. The...

Seeking to write something poignant about him as we celebrate the King holiday always pales in comparison to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s...

Critical race theory (CRT), which has been around for decades, has become a catch-all for ideas, movements, curricula, teaching styles, and ideological stances,...

This post is part of CT3's "Dear Walkie" blog series, and this one includes part of a mini-series of podcast episodes that provide...

This blog post is part of CT3's "Dear Walkie" series, a place for advice for anti-racist educators. CT3 Associates Chris Cantu and Jackie Surratt, both veteran...

This post is part of CT3's "Dear Walkie" blog series, and this one includes part of a mini-series of podcast episodes that provide...

This blog post is part of CT3's "Dear Walkie" series, a place for advice for anti-racist educators. CT3 Associates Chris Cantu and Jackie Surratt, both veteran...

Sometimes history didn't just go missing; it was stolen. From horse riding to superstar musicians, join Dr. Richard Frank on an investigation of...

Educators from across the country have questions on equity; CT3 associates have answers in the Dear Walkie podcast series....

I realized that one way I could help my kids address racism in their lives was through exposure to literature and conversation that...

June 19, 2021 A year ago today, CT3 moved to honor Juneteenth as a holiday. We created space for our team members to engage...

The following blog is the tenth of 11 dedicated to providing an overview of the No-Nonsense Nurturer leader behaviors in anticipation of CT3’s...

The following blog is the ninth of 11 dedicated to providing an overview of the No-Nonsense Nurturer leader behaviors in anticipation of CT3’s...

We heard the three guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder case. Yesterday, April 21, all CT3 team members refrained from email, Zoom meetings,...

The following blog is the fifth of 11 dedicated to providing an overview of the No-Nonsense Nurturer leader behaviors in anticipation of CT3’s...

The following blog is the fourth of 11 dedicated to providing an overview of the No-Nonsense Nurturer leader behaviors in anticipation of CT3’s...

At CT3 we commit to support real change — internally and externally — in the anti-racist movement that is well overdue in our...

The following is the third of 11 posts dedicated to providing an overview of the No-Nonsense Nurturer leader behaviors in anticipation of CT3’s...

In the first part of our series on Academic Discussion, we unpacked the critical balance between teacher inputs and student outputs to measure...

Sharing our thoughts and discussing concepts and content help us integrate new information into personal knowledge. When we explain and develop our thinking,...

To say our national language has become polarized is an understatement. Even topics that seem innocuous are somehow linked to the voracious political...

Every day, educators are making history through their selfless service to our communities. CT3 and ASCD are recognizing some of these educators through...

Every day — but especially today — we should all be reminded to act on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, his...

I decided to write this post after I witnessed the events of January 6, 2021 in our nation’s capital. Like many, I was...

The ongoing challenges to the November 3 election outcome culminated Wednesday in an obscene, shameless, abhorrent display of violence that resulted in extremists attacking...

Stories emotionalize information. A well crafted story can take data, figures, and theory and turn it into something memorable. Transformational leaders understand this...

Dear partners and friends, And so we have come to the end of what feels like the longest year in recent memory. You have no...

This year more than ever, school leaders are filtering an unprecedented amount of information to support prioritization for student impact. They are balancing...

Excerpt reposted from Glose for Education blog, originally posted October 8, 2020. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) within the school is primarily associated with...

On October 17, 2020, we celebrate Black Poetry Day in honor of Jupiter Hammon, who is believed to be the first African American...

Culturally relevant educators acknowledge and appreciate children’s home cultures and validate every student's experience by seizing opportunities to strengthen the connection between home...

At CT3, we value civic engagement and are excited to help our education community make their voices heard in every election. We are teaming...

In this blog series, we are interviewing a member of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise...

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865: the day that Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their...

The events in NYC and Minnesota over the weekend are additional examples of how our communities of Color are under constant attack in...

During our most recent webinar entitled “Coaching in the Classroom: How Real-Time Feedback Leads to Lasting Improvement”, we were delighted to be joined...

The No-Nonsense Nurturer pedagogical model was developed over several years by observing highly successful teachers in action, then creating a coaching system to support...

This blog series is aimed at helping educators in a time of challenge and opportunity. Are you suddenly tasked with recording lessons that you...

This blog series is aimed at helping educators with online learning in a time of uncertainty and challenge. I got a text today from...

In our new blog series, we are interviewing a member of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the...

In our new blog series, we are interviewing a member of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the...

Our Think Pair Share blog series exposes teachers and administrators to examples of high-leverage strategies that support strong pedagogy in every classroom. Think...

The thought of student home visits may at first seem intimidating, but the impact can be powerful. Taking the time and making the...

School culture impacts everything we do as educators, and reflects our ability to meaningfully engage students. How is the school culture in your...

This post originally appeared in ASCD Express on May 9, 2019. "Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on...

The Importance of Using a Game Tape I watched all of the March Madness games with my husband and was excited to see number...

A leadership team is a group of people who lead organizations and work together to collaboratively serve organizational purposes in which they hold themselves accountable. It’s no...

If you see something, say something. I started my teaching career in middle school with a resource room math class. I had never taught...

Travel to schools across the country, and you’ll see it’s clear that teachers are working hard and truly care about their students. Otherwise,...

In this blog series, we are interviewing members of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise that...

Given the amount of time teachers and students spend together over the course of a year, relationships between the educators and students will...

In this blog series, we are interviewing members of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise that...

We all want to feel cared for and valued by the significant people in our lives. As teachers, that means not only building...

In this blog series, we are interviewing members of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise that...

In this blog series, we are interviewing members of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise that...

In this blog series, we are interviewing members of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise that...

Do your lesson plans pass the test? In our first blog in this series, Pedagogy Surpasses Curriculum, we discuss that while a worthy tool,...

In this blog series, we are interviewing members of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise that...

In this new blog series, we are interviewing members of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise...

In this new blog series, we are interviewing members of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise...

In this new blog series, we are interviewing members of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise...

In this new blog series, we are interviewing members of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the expertise...

In our new blog series, we are interviewing a member of the CT3 team about their background in education as well as the...

As a former principal, I learned that one of the keys to successful leadership is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule...

During a two-day training held for Cleveland Metropolitan School District leaders last summer, our organization led a session on the importance of feedback....

"No significant learning takes place without a significant relationship." (James Comer, 1995) As an educator, it's critical to devote time during the first days...

Leading a school is hard. No one can argue that. Leading a school after a year of dissatisfaction, low test scores, and a...

As Major League Baseball kicks off All Star Week, where the greatest players of our American pastime come together for a game, as a Cincinnati Reds fan, I...

“Dad, I got all A’s!” “Good, but you can do better.” These were the words remembered by Lennox Thompson, a West-Indian American whose parents migrated...

At CT3, we believe that building life-altering relationships is a journey, not a destination. Therefore, taking time to reflect and celebrate the small...

Picture this… Student gets upset. Teacher kicks student out of the classroom. Student receives disciplinary action from the teacher. Student enters the classroom the next day and the...

This segment recently aired in January of 2016 on Good Morning America about our work with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. We appreciate the...

by Joe Gaston. Originally posted on Edutopia.org. "I took a speech class one semester when I was in undergraduate school. For our first assignment...

A short time ago, I had the privilege of supporting a Real Time Teacher Coach (RTTC) as she was conducting a Baseline Observation...

I’ve previously written that student behavior is not personal. This is true. Pressure from students' outside lives can erupt in class. Unprocessed grief...

The education of children is a responsibility that must be shared by the teacher and families alike. We need to recognize what a...

"There's a fight in the library!" It's 2 pm, and Chelsea is standing on the faded asphalt, yelling. Our principal, Ms. Benjamin, shoots...

I recently received the following email from a career-changer who was beginning their first year of teaching. It got me thinking about the...

When I am brainstorming ideas about how to support educators or youth… one of the questions that is simple, sometimes infuriating, but always...

Effective educators profoundly understand that “nurturing” scholars means demonstrating “care.” Many teachers may misunderstand “care” as unconditional praise, downshifting expectations for scholars...

Positive Narration is the act of focusing on what students are doing correctly and openly saying those things aloud to help motivate students...

It’s not the students. It’s us. The evidence from CT3's work suggests that educators formulate their cultural responsiveness through connections with the people, places and...

Teachers need to have the consistency and precision of an elite world-class athlete to be effective. Students need structure and predictability from adults...

It has been in the twilight of my 30-year teaching career that I have received authentic coaching. No-Nonsense Nurturer® (NNN) are designed to...