The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning was honored in Toronto on Friday morning with the Mission Award from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society.
Glenn Whitman, Director of the CTTL and a 20-year faculty member at St. Andrew’s where he is Dean of Studies and teaches History, and Dr. Ian Kelleher, the CTTL’s Head of Research and a 15-year faculty member at St. Andrew’s where he teaches Science, were named as individual recipients of the honor.
The CTTL was presented with the Award for Exemplifying the Mission of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society. The CTTL’s mission is to create and innovate in the field of Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) Science to allow teachers to maximize their effectiveness and students to achieve their highest potential.
The Center’s work can be seen every day in the St. Andrew’s classrooms as teachers integrate the latest in MBE Science into their practice. Whether it’s helping students become high achievers, helping high achievers complete their school work sooner so they have more time to pursue interests, or making sure play and hands-on learning are part of the Lower School experience, the CTTL has had a deep impact on all St. Andrew’s students.
The CTTL also annually trains teachers at other schools, both regionally and nationally, as it serves a public interest as well. Last year, the CTTL won an Educational Leadership Grant from the EE Ford Foundation. Just this summer, Whitman and Kelleher co-authored the book Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education, which can be purchased on Amazon. On Nov. 16, they will be hosting a book discussion, along with fellow St. Andrew’s author Ginger Cobb (who co-authored Sex, Drugs, and the S.A.T.: Getting out of High School and Getting in to College).