St. Andrew’s renowned Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL) is powered by the creativity of its faculty and the partnership of our university researchers. The CTTL makes research-informed teaching and learning the central focus of faculty professional development, curriculum and program design at St. Andrew’s. It connects independent and public school teachers, leaders, and policymakers through discourse on translating research into innovative teaching and learning strategies.
One hundred percent of St. Andrew's pre-school through 12th grade faculty is trained by the CTTL in how to read and translate research in the field of Mind, Brain, and Education Science and implement it in their classrooms.
The true beneficiaries of the training are St. Andrew’s students, from age 2 to Grade 12. The expectation is that each St. Andrew’s teacher will use his or her training to inform and transform the design of their class and work with each individual student in his or her current areas of strength and areas of challenge. Most importantly, because every St. Andrew’s teacher knows about brain plasticity, the ability of the brain to change both naturally and through deliberate practice by the student, St. Andrew’s teachers use research-informed whole-class and personalized strategies to help each student become more confident, efficient, and independent learners throughout his or her learning journey.
Here are ways St. Andrew's teaching and learning has been transformed through the CTTL: