TCI's Research-Based
Teaching Strategies

TCI uses six core instructional practices that make social studies engaging and accessible for every student.

The TCI Approach

What happens when educators skillfully combine their firsthand classroom experience with evidence-based research? You get the TCI Approach—a framework with teaching strategies that keep students focused, motivated, and ready to learn. Incorporating ideas from prominent experts like Elizabeth Cohen, Jerome Bruner, Grant Wiggins, Howard Gardner, Jay McTighe, and Robert Marzano, the TCI Approach is built on five key principles:

  • All students can learn with a spiral curriculum.
  • Students learn best through multiple modalities.
  • Cooperative interaction boosts learning.
  • Clear learning goals are essential.
  • Both linguistic and nonlinguistic experiences are important.

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Inside a TCI Classroom

Hear from TCI teachers about how these teaching strategies make a difference in their classrooms.

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Are you ready to Bring Learning Alive! in your classroom? Reach out to access reviewer resources, get a quote, or explore samples, including student materials, teacher materials, and TCI’s digital platform.

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