Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) helps us relate subject matter content to real world situations and motivate students to make connections between knowledge and its applications to their lives as family members, citizens, and workers and engage in the hard work that learning requires. Contextual teaching and learning strategies:
 Using multiple contexts.
 Drawing upon student diversity.
 Supporting self-regulated learning.
 Using interdependent learning groups.
 Employing authentic assessment.