Clerestory Learning Blog Series: Seven Pillars of Learning Mindset

Noteworthy Implications for Learning & Education

Sign up to receive e-news!May 2014 | 15 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Educational Consultant
Every school has a vision statement that is constantly challenged by political, scientific, donor, curricular influencers and more. Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to help align strategies and objectives for a missional integrity that flourishes under scrutiny and testing. Working with a qualified, effective individual is critical. Here are 15 questions to ask before hiring an educational consultant.

More in the current Clerestory Learning e-news issue, including Summer 2014 Basic Courses: Writer’s Stylus and Architecture of Learning

Learning’s Core (Video Presentation – FREE)

Learning requires more than experience. The brain thinks its way to constructing new learning. What are the cognitive processes that build knowledge and understanding, and how do we engage students in such thinking? This series of videos provides some foundational answers. (Presentation made in Chicago, Fall 2011.)

Online Interview

Larry Ferlazzo, educator and author, extended the opportunity for me to share a bit about Clerestory Learning and The Architecture of Learning, what I think are the three important concepts educators can learn from neuroscience, and what current research I think could have the greatest potential for classroom application. Many thanks, Larry!


Clerestory Learning helps organizations foster a learning mindset through its services and research-based professional development programs. Here is brief introduction to our current offerings. View our booklet for a more detailed overview.

In-Service | Teaching for More: Cultivating Thought, Wisdom, and Creativity in the Classroom

Research identifies strong correlations between “nonacademic” abilities—thinking, creativity, and “prescriptive knowledge” or “wisdom”—and success in and out of school. How can we cultivate these valuable capacities and fully equip students for success beyond the classroom? Teaching for More: Cultivating Thought, Wisdom, and Creativity in the Classroom explores how teaching can be designed to foster student growth in emotion, thought, wisdom, and creativity. Examples and tools to support application of ideas presented are provided.

Instructional Design Course | Architecture of Learning

Years of researching neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology convinced us the key to designing effective teaching is understanding how people learn. So, we developed the Architecture of Learning instructional design model.

Instructional Writing Program | Writer’s Stylus

How can we equip students to think and communicate influentially? We help them recognize that a first draft is raw material with great potential, and then teach them the skills to craft that raw material into meaningful writing. We call that transformative communication, the heart of Writer’s Stylus.

Professional Development Services

We enjoy developing relationships with fellow educators through a variety of professional development venues. In what way could our professional development services assist you in achieving your organization’s mission?

To stay in touch with those we’ve met along the way and to offer current and helpful research, insights, articles, and tools for ongoing interaction, we’ve established several ways to connect:

Blog | The Window

This Clerestory Learning blog explores neuroscience and cognition research findings, and identifies implications for teaching.

E-Newsletter | The Spectrum

This free resource for educators highlights current professional development events, articles, and voices from the community; 2-3 issues per month.

YouTube :: Clerestory Learning

Facebook :: Clerestory Learning

Facebook :: Architecture of Learning

Twitter ::  @kdwashburn