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LATIC: A Four-Year Transformational Process

Happy 30th LATIC anniversary to me! I’ve been working with teachers and administrators to design Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms promoting student engagement, empowerment, and efficacy for thirty years now. While my thinking on various structures and strategies and our approach to professional development has evolved over the years, something that has remained constant has been the […]

SEL in the Student-Driven Classroom

The Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (LATIC) is a social learning environment that builds student responsibility for learning. It is a veritable playground for promoting Social and Emotional learning (SEL). What does a typical moment look like in such a student-driven learning environment? Students: Are excited to tackle developing a solution to a real-world problem as part […]

Student-Driven Learning: “I Want, I Can, I Do!”

How do you ensure that students learn? … and not just for the moment or the test, but for the long term? How do you reduce “summer slide” or the fear that, if you do not review for a test, the students will not remember the content? That is, how do you produce meaningful learning […]