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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching

Languages for Learning

Granting All Students Access to New Skills

October 14, 2014

How can teachers empower students to become fluent thinkers?

For many students, grappling with a new subject can feel like learning an entirely new language—and in many cases, the subject is a new language. 

In Languages for Learning: Granting All Students Access to New Skills, the winners of the 2014 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice unpack how they challenge students to become fluent thinkers—whether that means learning English, understanding physics or calculus, or breathing life into a musical instrument. In their own voices, these four exceptional teachers write vividly about their classrooms, where students are accessing new worlds and opening doors that were previously believed to be beyond them.

Essays include:

Languages for Learning is the third installment of the annual Fishman Prize series.