Theory Into Practice, or TIP, is a self-directed group of
Berkeley Carroll faculty and staff who meet four times a year to read
educational theory and discuss ways to put it into practice.
We meet over a delicious catered dinner at a faculty member’s house within a few blocks of school, usually from
5-7pm. Each year, a steering committee selects an essential question to guide our study, and all four
meetings involve reading or other assignments beforehand. We use a variety of discussion
protocols to guide us, and we always end the meeting with focused writing and
discussion about the concrete implications for our teaching and professional
Essential question for 2008-2009:
"How would your teaching change if you knew more about the brain?"
- Teaching the Male Brain, by Abigail Norfleet James
- Flow, by Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
- Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Golman
Essential question for 2011-2012:
"What do other fields have to teach us about education?"