Professional Learning: Language Matters

We hear a lot about training teachers and rewarding them when they perform well. Sounds like something people say about the family dog doesn’t it? “Max was great at his training today! He’s getting extra peanut butter in his kong ...

Education Talk Radio: K-12 College Prep in Washington D.C. Schools

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Using “Selma” to Teach Critical Thinking Skills

“If it’s current and controversial, it’s a lesson plan,” writes Liz Prather, a teacher blogger for the Center for Teaching Quality—what a great quote and certainly one we agree with. We all know engaging students is key to advancing ...

Extend your Shared Inquiry Expertise with Virtual Coaching

Leading effective classroom discussions requires a mixture of planning and spontaneity. Teachers must prepare complex texts, express their natural curiosity about what they read, and formulate questions based on the ideas of their ...