Teacher Learner Workshop

Liberating Teaching and Learning

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  • Affective education— learners need to feel safe and cared for and feel that there is fairness and ju
  • Learner— centered (students have a choice, learn their way, take on the responsibility)
  • Focused on high expectations— believe learners can learn anything
  • Social justice and action - oriented in the classroom, school, and world
  • Based on relevant curriculum and instructional strategies— co-planned with learners and teacher





English (US)

Course Details

Liberating teaching and learning (LTL) requires a paradigm shift in the educational experience. LTL is an instructional strategy where teachers and learners share equally in creating and executing the learning experience. LTL incorporates educational philosophies that support a variety of researched teaching and learning models proven to be effective in increasing achievement for African American learners and others.

About Instructor

Dr. Bettye Haysbert

Dr. Haysbert provides a simple solution to schools and entities presently working with children outside of the formal school environment, who want to give back and who share her passion and commitment to see people read, with a tool to quickly "teach groups" of struggling readers to read. Her desired partners are businesses/corporations, celebrities, community organizations (faith-based, social), clubs, camps, sports teams, homeschoolers, foundations, mentors, incarcerated or formerly incarcerated, townships in Africa, and other exploited countries.

She skillfully uses her expertise to uniquely integrate curriculum and diverse instructional strategies to optimize learning and empower the learner for change- referred to as Meta-instruction. Dr. Haysbert uses her knowledge of how people learn, of best teaching practices and the role culture plays in learning, to create an environment where learners;

  • Know they are cared for
  • Know they are intelligent and can learn anything
  • Teach each other
  • Learn in their areas of strength
  • Learn their history and culture and
  • Take action to change situations in their lives

Dr. Haysbert is a leading educator in the field of teacher education and school change. She has spent many years training teachers and administrators in school change and effective teaching strategies for all learners.

She has cultivated, over the last 40 years, a very effective reading strategy, “learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)", which has been used in her work with schools and communities, teaching children and adults to read easily and quickly. Because of the high illiteracy rate in the United States and decades of poor education, especially among African Americans and Latinos, she proposes an all-out-assault against illiteracy.

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