Your weekly feed of reasons why TSC signatories decided to be, well, TSC signatories! (All emphasis added.)

“I support expanded learning time because achieving college and career readiness for all students requires leveraging more opportunities for purposeful student-teacher interaction, teacher reflection and collaboration, and intervention/enrichment.

– Debra Lamb, Educational Administrator, New York City Department of Education, new York, NY

“Expanded learning time has provided me an opportunity as an educator to create a bond with my students through some creative new courses we were able to implement as a result of additional learning time. ELT has changed the entire culture and climate of our school by assisting us in engaging students in learning the standards in new and innovative ways through courses such as martial arts, knitting, video production, story writing, typing, swimming, dance, just to name a few. Educators like myself have been able to display our talents outside of our subject area which shows students we are well-rounded role models and in turn students get to expand their knowledge of the world and how to stay active and become successful citizens and family members.”

– Marc Charest, Special Needs Teacher, Fall River, MA

“Our school days are so short and core learning needs so large that we have cut out all the space in student’s days for broader social, physical, creative, and civic development.  Re-conceptualizing how we support youth during expanded days and years would allow us to build school structures where faculty could collaborate and create more vibrant learning environments, students could engage arts and learn how to interact with diverse people in healthy ways, and the vast amount of time currently lost to games and hanging out could be transformed into opportunities to develop the full potential of our youth.”

– Karen DeMoss, The New School, New York, NY

Now it’s your turn! Become a Signatory and tell us why YOU support expanding learning time!