Taking our Shared Inquiry™ Essentials training is a great first step to enable teachers to implement Junior Great Books® in their classrooms. Educators who took part in a recent Great Books panel discussion described our training as “top-notch” and “really the sweet spot that gets teachers’ usage to the next level.”

But we can continue to support you with intermediate and advanced workshops and with customized consultation days tailored to meet your school’s or district’s needs very specifically.

Teachers collaborating on Shared Inquiry Discussion while receiving top notch support

“Our Great Books consultant came back to visit us a few times and actually came into the classrooms with our teachers and did some coaching, or some modeling, or just side-by-side teaching with the teachers using the Great Books materials. She offered feedback and really tailored it to the needs of the teacher. . . . That was a really critical component of our good implementation here at Oakwood.” 

—Lauren Guest
Instructional Coach/Reading Intervention
Oakwood Intermediate School, College Station, TX

Personalized Consultations

Each consultation session consists of two hours with one of our seasoned Great Books trainers. Attendance for each session is limited to a group of no more than five teachers. You can arrange these consultations for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Implementation support
    • Meetings for planning
    • Adapting to remote or blended learning
  • Coaching
  • Co-leading discussions with a group of students
  • Curriculum development, mapping, and lesson planning
  • Assessment planning and curriculum adaptation
  • Customized team meetings
  • One-on-one time with a trainer
  • Periodic teacher group check-ins during the year

We are here to support teachers as they learn, practice, and master the Shared Inquiry method, which in turn helps students boost their reading comprehension, critical thinking, speaking and listening, and writing skills. In addition to helping students, Great Books professional development increases teachers’ skills and confidence across the curriculum!

To arrange consultation sessions with a Great Books trainer, just select your state or location below and schedule a meeting with your Great Books educational consultant. We will help you bring your inquiry-based teaching skills to the next level!