Learning Cultures is a way to organize classrooms so that students have more freedom to talk, think, collaborate, and take responsibility for making decisions about what and how they learn. These are ingredients for motivation.
Learning Cultures methods provide a blueprint for student achievement. The curriculum is organized into academic formats that specify concrete procedures and routines that students and teachers can follow to reach high teaching and learning standards.
Cynthia McCallister, NYU professor and long-time teacher and school reformer is the creator of the Learning Cultures model.
The Learning Cultures model has been proven to be highly effective in Pre-K through 12th grade NYC classrooms, in all subjects and languages, where it has resulted in high achievement and happy kids!