Why You Should Start Your Class with a Poem

April is National Poetry month and the perfect inspiration to add more poetry to your curriculum. Brett Vogelsinger, a ninth-grade English teacher, began starting his class with a poem three years ago—he watched his students go from ...

9 Steps to Engaging K-2 Classroom Discussions

girlTeachers know that even the youngest students are capable of deep thinking. Teach ...

” . . . done more for my students than any other program I have ever used.”

It makes our day—and often our entire week—when teachers tell us how much Great Books benefits them and their students. Elizabeth A. Scott, a second-grade teacher at Kemps Landing/Old Donation School in Virginia Beach, sent us the ...

Questioning that Deepens Comprehension

We’ve long known that not all questioning strategies are created equal, and we recognize it isn’t easy to distinguish what kind of questions help students better understand complex texts. Interpretive questions–ones that have ...

Great Books Summer Program

A message from our president Dr. Joseph P. Coulson, Ph.D.

Established in association with the Great Books Foundation, the Great Books Summer Program (GBSP) is an ...