The Science of Reading and Wit & Wisdom®

This Month’s Focus

At Great Minds®, the Humanities team stays updated with the current scientific research on literacy. We bring research to life in...

Challenging, High-Quality Instructional Materials Support Impressive Gains in English Language Arts

Before becoming the director of curriculum and instruction at Friendship Aspire Academy–Pine Bluff, Angela Dixon was a Friendship Aspire educator in...

Why a Bronx School Switched Its English Language Arts Curriculum Mid-Pandemic

When school leaders at P.S. 236 in the Bronx, NY, found that Units of Study, a reading curriculum produced by Columbia University’s Teachers College,...

A Guide on the Side: How a Coach Supports Strong Instruction

Teaching Wit & Wisdom lessons demands intellectual energy to engage students in deep thinking. For teachers, working through heavy cognitive tasks,...

Coaching Wit & Wisdom Educators: Building a Relationship for Effective Curriculum-Based Coaching

This month, Amina Naseer shares her reflections on some of the principles that ground Wit & Wisdom®’s approach to coaching. Educators can experience...

Two Teachers Share How Adopting Wit & Wisdom® Shifted Test Preparation

Over a decade ago, E.D. Hirsch and Robert Pondiscio argued that reading tests are actually tests of knowledge. In other words, the more a student...

Keep, Stop, Start: Preparing for a State Assessment

This Month’s Focus

Our focus this month turns to state testing. Testing occurs each spring, but for many educators testing feels particularly...

North Carolina District Gets Spotlight for Literacy Efforts

It’s great to see Jackson County Public Schools get the attention it deserves for taking important steps to improve literacy education. The...

Maximizing Middle School Instructional Time with Reading Homework

I remember flipping through the Wit & Wisdom® Teacher Edition for the first time six years ago. I relished the thoughtful organization and...

Tools for Mastering Pacing

“Trust in the process” was a common phrase I heard as I began implementing Wit & Wisdom® in my classroom. So I did just that, placing my trust in the...

Coaching Classroom Educators: Maximizing Instructional Time with Wit & Wisdom®

Our focus this month is on maximizing instructional time. In this leadership blog post, Andrea Baldwin shares a process that Wit & Wisdom...

Bringing Equitable and Engaging Writing Practices to the Elementary Classroom

Tanisha Washington, a regional director of implementation services for Wit & Wisdom®, shares her story of getting elementary students to write with...

Are you interested in learning more about implementation strategies?

Explore simple yet crucial tips and articles for Math, Science and ELA.

Sign up for Great Minds Monthly Newsletters