The Center for Effective Learning assist educators in translating brain research into practical curriculum and instructional strategies for the classroom and to participate in the creation of learning communities that are dedicated to increasing human capacity and growing responsible citizens.
At the Center for Effective Learning, we understand how imperative it is to provide support for the discouraged and inspiration for the continuously battered teacher. It's about forging ahead despite politics, budget cuts, and unrealistic legislative mandates. It's about moving beyond the perceived limitations of the many different languages and nationalities in our schools. It's about resisting the simplistic attempt to categorize student learning by administering a multiple choice, true-false test. It's about impacting the lives of the learners and, often, changing their life-path trajectory along the way.
"We don't even know what skills may be needed in the years ahead. That is why we must train our young people in the fundamental fields of knowledge, and equip them to understand and cope with change. That is why we must give them the critical qualities of character that will serve them in circumstances we cannot now even predict."
- John W. Gardner (American Hero, Leader, Activist, Author, and Reformer)
Over the past 20 years, the Highly Effective Teaching (HET) Model has continued to evolve to stay current with both emerging brain research and ongoing search for best practices by the HET Master Associates and committed teachers across the country. In that time, it is estimated that more than a million students in the United States alone have been taught using the HET Model. This model is more than just a new way of learning, it's about students' learning that they can make a difference in their world.
We invite you to read more about our founder, Susan Kovalik, and her visionary Highly Effective Teaching Model, view our goals and learn more about our Master Associates by clicking on the topics in the left sidebar.