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Overview

We have identified patterns in the actions teachers take in classrooms where students are growing as leaders of a better future. These transformational classrooms have shown that growing students in this way calls for more relational, student-led, discovery-oriented teaching and learning.

The part of the TACL framework that has horizontal, rainbow bars is in color, while the rest is in grayscale. The text inside each rectangle says in white in order from top to bottom: “LOVE & CONNECT,” “LISTEN & ENVISION,” “LEARN & DESIGN,” “FACILITATE & CHALLENGE,” and “REFLECT & GROW.”

Discover

Check out this compilation of clips from some of the teachers, students, classrooms, schools, and communities that were part of our Global Learning Loops. What do these classrooms have in common? What key strategies do you see?

Learn

Our studies suggest that five families of actions (which we are calling “strategies”) distinguish transformational classrooms. Under each of these, you will observe five specific actions (for a total of 25 actions) often found in these classrooms.

Love & Connect
to build culture

Build relationships

Foster belonging

Nurture culture

Know yourself

Be human

Listen & Envision
to co-create purpose

Broaden perspectives

Host dialogue & discussion

Partner with families & community

Critically examine history

Collectively envision success

Learn & Design
to plan learning experiences

Build critical knowledge

Plan backwards

Value learner variability & ownership

Expect higher-order thinking

Leverage learning theory

Facilitate & Challenge
to inspire learning

Facilitate effectively

Manage norms & rituals

Foster collective discovery

Flexibly adjust course

Monitor learning & progress

Reflect & Grow
to fulfill potential

Take care of yourself

Pause & reflect

Find & foster allies

Seek feedback

Learn & unlearn

 

“It turns out, if you are a teacher working to help students improve their lives and their communities’ futures, you do things very differently than teachers who are working to raise test scores.”

— Franco Mosso, CEO & Co-founder, Enseña Perú

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Franco Mosso

“It turns out, if you are a teacher working to help students improve their lives and their communities’ futures, you do things very differently than teachers who are working to raise test scores.”

—  Franco Mosso, CEO & Co-founder, Enseña Perú

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Portrait shot of Franco Mosso, a bald man with dark eyes and light facial hair. He is wearing glasses and smiling. He is wearing a collared, long-sleeved shirt.

Do

Explore an emerging toolkit of strategies for developing student leadership designed for teachers and teacher coaches, and other recommended resources:

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TACL
Guía de Referencia
Teacher Coaching Teaching / Lesson Plan Strategy
TACL
Herramienta de autorreflexión para docentes
Teacher Coaching Teaching / Lesson Plan Strategy
TACL
Growing Together: A journey of transformation
Video Lens Strategy Teachers as Learners Reflect & Grow
TACL
Herramienta de observación de aula
Teacher Coaching Strategy

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Our Glossary

In our attempt to capture the real spirit of the classrooms we have studied, we have sometimes intentionally used words and phrases in a slightly unusual way. 

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