“I’m so impressed with the thoughtfulness of their conversations!”

Monette DeSimone, a second-grade teacher at City Academy in St. Louis, Missouri, sent us this email message after attending a professional learning course and using Shared Inquiry with her students for the first time. We were ...

12 Ways to Get Students Listening & Speaking

We know classrooms are full of polar behaviors. Some students won’t stop talking; others never speak up. There are students who truly know how to listen; while many of them think listening is simply not talking.  Strong oral ...

Junior Great Books Case Studies

We’re always excited when a new school year begins, but this year we’re especially enthusiastic because 5 schools are participating in Junior Great Books case study projects. “We look forward to working with these 5 project schools ...

“One of the best PD days we have ever had!”

Nothing makes our day more than hearing positive feedback from educators! Tricia Bauche, director of curriculum and instruction at St. Joseph School in St. Charles, Missouri, recently attended our Shared Inquiry Essentials course ...

Best Online Resources for New Teachers

A new job typically brings anxiety, but standing in front of your own classroom for the first time can be especially nerve wracking.  New teachers have lots of questions: “How do I establish classroom routines?” “What if my ...