Our Impact on Education
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What People Are Saying
Promoting joyful classrooms and a love of learning is at the heart of everything TLA does. They go beyond leading teachers to improved practice, they help a school community develop a positive mindset about how to foster classrooms that value literacy. Perhaps this is what connects so deeply with teachers.
In the years we worked with TLA, we saw student achievement rise to levels never attained before. The Guilmette Elementary School soared from a chronically underperforming school to a Level 1 school, boasting high achievement and higher growth during those years. Not only did our students improve their literacy skills, they did so in a way that cultivated a love and respect for reading and writing.
Before meeting the TLA consultants and working on the TLA curriculum, I thought I was doing a decent job of teaching my students about words, sounds, letters, rules etc. I was using a well known phonics program which – as I compared it to the TLA curriculum, didn’t have the deep insight that TLA brought to the table. [After TLA], I felt that for once, I was teaching phonics to kids… I also know that my students were more engaged.
I would be lost without it. It really focuses in on what I NEED to know to be successful on the test. I really don’t have the time to dig around the internet, or seek out a million sources to study, nor do I have the time to have to take the test multiple times. From my success on the practice test, I feel that I’ve been set up to do well.
WOW!!! This is an amazing resource! [Jen’s] interaction and ease of instruction is just what I needed to boost my confidence going into the test. I highly recommend that anyone wanting to feel more confident in the content and test process, take this workshop. Also, I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to be a better educator and/or reading instructor. Thank you for the opportunity!