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04.18.18 Samara Levy: Cold Call + No Opt Out + Retrieval Practice

Strengthening long-term memory with Retrieval Practice. Super busy at TLAC Towers this week so I barely have time to write, but we just cut this great clip of TLAC Fellow Samara Levy of Livingston Collegiate Academy High School in New Orleans that I kind of had to share. It shows Samara in the midst of her…


01.02.18 The Nanango Nine and Other Insights About Training From Australia

Just before the winter break we had a visit here at TLAC Towers from our old friend Jillian Robinson– she’s head of teaching and learning at Nanango State School in Queensland, Australia and has been a long time user of Teach Like a Champion. She and her school have been recognized several times for their impressive…


12.21.17 “It’s How We Do Gender-Equitable Teaching”

  Erica and I just spent an hour on the phone with a group of amazing colleagues–Audrey Spencer, Becky Banton, Jomara Laboy and Francis Vernyuy–who train Peace Corps volunteers working in education in Africa- either as teachers themselves or as teacher trainers. They use TLAC quite a bit, which made me very happy to know, but…


11.17.17 Watching a Favorite Old Clip and Seeing Something New

This beautiful clip of Achievement First’s Summer Payne Cold Calling her kindergarten students is a throw back. I think we shot it in 2010.  For a couple of years it was a staple of our workshops. Somehow we haven’t used it in a while.  But it’s still so wonderful. And quite influential- I still go to…