What is TLC?

Building Success Through Autonomy

Benefits and Goals of the Teaching Learning Continuum

Quick Facts:

  • Students can progress at their own pace.
  • Curriculum that meets their individual needs.
  • Increased motivation toward achievement.
  • Greater desire for academic challenges.
  • Increased ability for planning and monitoring progress towards a goal.
  • Deeper curiosity for further investigations.
  • Increased usage of critical reasoning skills, problem-solving strategies, and creative idea generation.

The Four Levels of the TLC Model

Level One: Didactic Instruction

Teacher Guided Instruction

Students will learn...

  • Language and Definitions
  • New Skills and Processes
  • The Ideas and Concepts at the Heart of the Content

Level Two: Facilitated Instruction

Teacher gives more freedom to student to help guide them through the learning process.

Things you will see during this level...

  • Individual Student Paced
  • Open-ended Tasks
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking and Reasoning
  • Choice in Content, Process, or Project.
  • Simulations
  • Problem-Based Learning

Level Three: Coached Instruction

Teacher gives more freedom to student to help guide them through the learning process.

Things you will see during this level...

  • Individual Student Paced
  • Open-ended Tasks
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking and Reasoning
  • Choice in Content, Process, or Project.
  • Simulations
  • Problem-Based Learning

Level Four: Consultative Instruction

Students are now initiators and designers of their own learning. Teachers provide recommendations and advice.

Things you will see during this level of learning...

  • Student Initiates the Tasks, Identifies and Solves Problems that Arise, and Faces Challenges Independently.
  • Teacher as Counselor and Consultant
  • Resources/ Mentors Beyond the Classroom and School
  • Innovation, Transformation, Ingenuity
  • Self-Awareness, Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination, and Resilience.