Why Arguments Matter

October 8, 2020
As I watched the debate, I heard both candidates call each other names and question the patriotism and intelligence of...
Stevi Quate

Supporting English Language Learners’ Success as Remote Learners

September 24, 2020
“In today’s educational climate, English Learners are expected to develop deep content knowledge, engage with complex texts, and interact with...
Moker Klaus-Quinlan

Community in the Physical and Virtual Classroom

August 10, 2020
Trust, shared purpose, interdependence, mutual support, and safety in taking risks are some of the features of an effective community....
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Taming Our Trauma Brain

July 22, 2020
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than two-thirds of children will experience at least one...
Katrina Litzau

Same Beliefs – New Format

We had two weeks from the time school closed to the re-opening fully online. Over those two weeks, several questions...
Jennifer Brauner

Riding the Wave: Managing Uncertainty Personally and Professionally

July 10, 2020
Now is a time when I’m grateful I’ve talked to my kids about mixed feelings. They like being home with...
Tracy Wagers

PEBC Teaching Framework

April 27, 2020
We miss you and our work in schools and hope everyone is keeping safe and taking good care. This blog...

What Does Mathematical Discourse Sound Like?

January 9, 2020
Almost like a great song, top-notch mathematical discourse is something you know when you hear. Yet, to cultivate quality, you...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

The Writing Workshop in Elementary Classrooms

December 9, 2019
Stevie Townsend, PhD “How many of you have made bread? Or, tasted homemade bread?” Five of my twenty seven new...

Phenomenal Teaching

December 2, 2019
We are happy to introduce you to Wendy Ward Hoffer’s fifth book, Phenomenal Teaching, forthcoming from Heinemann in 2020. This...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Grab a Book!

November 25, 2019
When’s the last time you were able to grab a great book, of your choice, and just read?  According to...
Michelle Morris Jones

Our Schools Are All About People Work

November 20, 2019
…and to move them, we’ve got to be really good at it! Let’s be clear.  We don’t run meetings.  We...
Scott Murphy

Workshop as a Vehicle for Agency

November 4, 2019
By Sathya Wandzek, Director of Field Staff Collaboration When I was a teacher in the classroom, my number one goal was...

Student Talk Clarifies Thinking

October 29, 2019
by Mary Korte and Ana Mettler, Jefferson County Open School Teachers The Loch at Andrews Tarn This past weekend I stood at...

Agency = Unstuck

October 2, 2019
How to Get Unstuck. This is one of the most important lessons we can teach in school. Because the truth...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

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