The TIEL Institute offers a uniquely balanced approach to teaching and learning that prepares students for a 21st-century world. Post-pandemic education has brought new challenges to the classroom that include a lack of motivation, diminished interest, and lethargic effort for many students. It is clear that students need to be intellectually and emotionally involved and challenged in their learning.
Teaching for Intellectual and Emotional Learning (TIEL) brings together fundamental intellectual processes and social-emotional components that form the core of effective teaching and learning for today’s students. TIEL helps educators balance the teaching of traditional subjects and basic skills, while intentionally teaching new basic skills of:
- sorting and sifting through unprecedented amounts of information,
- evaluating, making decisions, planning,
- thinking creatively and flexibly,
- appreciating diversity,
- working collaboratively,
- showing empathy, and
- making ethical decisions.
The TIEL Curriculum Design Wheel provides a visual guide that helps educators illuminate and balance content with the intellectual and social-emotional aspects of teaching and learning in the 21st-century classroom.