Yearly Archives: 2017

Gainesville Great Books Group

In February 2018, the Great Books Group in Gainesville, Florida, will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Perhaps even more noteworthy than that, we will have met every month for the past 20 years, often more than once a month. Currently we are at 234 months and counting.
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The Amazing Benefits of Video Coaching

After working with teachers and schools for 18 years, I’ve had extensive experience coaching teachers in their classrooms. So it came as somewhat of a surprise to find that video coaching provided me with a whole new set of tools to support teachers—in particular, the ability to watch and review teachers’ videos allowed both of us to reflect more deeply on specific moments of instruction.
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Inquiry-Based Teaching Implemented at Seton Catholic High School

Seton Catholic High School, in Chandler, Arizona is implementing Shared Inquiry to be used in the school's English Language Arts Classrooms for the coming 2017-2018 school year. Under direction of Principal Victor Serna, and Assistant Principal David Sorkin, the school embarked on training their ELA staff in Junior Great Books, and Shared Inquiry on July 27th. The staff will be providing Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning through English Literature to their students in Grades 9-12.
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Shared Inquiry Webinars

The Great Books Foundation is offering four webinars this summer that will enhance your skills as a leader in inquiry-based instruction. These webinars will improve your skills in the art of questioning and engage students in thoughtful reflection of what they read. Kindergarten and First Grade teachers may be particularly interested in signing up for Interpretive Thinking for Grades K-1 which dives deep into using our new program for primary grade students.
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