Help us advance social justice through literacy
By encouraging literacy and critical thinking, we work toward a sustainable and just society and advance the ultimate promise of democracy—participation for all.
Our courses, virtual coaching, consultation days, webinars, and video tutorials are designed to develop and expand inquiry-based instructional
We offer thought-provoking anthologies of fiction and nonfiction materials for readers of all ages, classroom libraries, teacher support materials, discussion guides, and more.
Who knows teaching best? Teachers of course. We read a lot of teacher and educational blogs to learn from them and to share standouts with you. Liz Prather, a Kentucky high school teacher and blogger for the Center for Teaching Quality, describes the 8 steps she took to develop as a teacher leader. Read her blog post.
Talking Service is a national reading and discussion program that supports veterans in their transition from military to civilian life. Moderated by a skilled facilitator, each discussion uses powerful selections from our anthology Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian to help participants share their experiences, concerns, andideas. The program is open to men and women of all ages who have served in the armed forces, as well as their families and friends.
There isn’t much we enjoy more than hearing from teachers. Our K-12 efforts rely on dedicated educators who are committed to both being the best at their craft and to using the best instructional strategies in their classrooms. We’re confident Shared Inquiry™ can bea game changer for teachers, and our confidence is renewed when teachers tell us how our professional learning impacted them after attending one of courses. Lynn Tschaplinski, K-6 reading coordinator at Oak Ridge Schools in Tennessee, recentlyattended a Shared Inquiry Essentials course in Bakersville, North Carolina. She shared her thoughts about the course with us in the following email message:
We all know deeper learning benefits students, but how do teachers get them there? Inquiry and extending conversation are key, and equally important is establishing a classroom environment that fosters both on a regular basis. Elizabeth Garcia, Founder and Head of