Executive Director of Inquiry Schools Diana Laufenberg talks about how teachers can engage students in inquiry and make learning more student-centered without completely overhauling all that’s already working in their classrooms.
Sunset Middle School Instructional Librarian CeCe Balman talks about the road to transforming her school’s library and her continuing efforts to make the space the heart of the school.
Math Curriculum Coordinator Greg George helps think through how authentic writing can work in a math classroom. Hint, it’s not “explain how you got your answer.”
Mead Middle School Special Education Teacher Amanda White outlines how she approaches helping all students access complex, grade-level texts.
In August, the Elementary Literacy Show sat down with a tremendous panel of teachers from Timberline PK-8 to talk small group learning and purposeful collaboration. We also met with Jessica Evans at Thunder Valley k-8 to hear how she approaches her small groups.
I sit down with Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator Jenny Pettit and talk about how primary sources can be much more than a document behind glass.
I talk with Assistant Superintendent Diane Lauer about how reciprocal teaching can deepen student understanding and shift cognitive load to our students.
Priority Programs Coordinator Patrick Kilkullen talks about helping students from all backgrounds imagine their future and chart a path forward.
In this episode, I talk with District Assessment Coordinator Kim Wiggins about how to help students reflect on independent work, think about their learning, and plan for what they want to know.
In this episode, I sat down with District ELL Coordinator Oakley Schilling to answer the question, “How do we better open the doors to student inquiry?” with a specific eye on supporting students who are English language learners.