Engaging Families in Wit & Wisdom®

As educators, we are experts in curriculum and instruction. We understand, broadly, students’ needs and how to help students grow academically....

Structural Design Features for Effective Wit & Wisdom® Preparation

Most educators graduate from teacher preparation programs ready to plan their lessons but not to internalize curriculum. When a school or district...

Prioritized Instruction for the 2021–2022 Academic Year

Prioritized Instruction for the 2021–2022 Academic Year:A Position Paper from the Great Minds® Humanities Team

At Great Minds, we believe all...

Preparing for Statewide and Standardized Assessments with Wit & Wisdom®

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Teachers of English language arts (ELA) know the complexity of their discipline. Reading comprehension is an internal...

Reflecting and Refreshing for Social Emotional Learning

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“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

The new year offers a chance for a new beginning—to...

Reading Complex Texts in Wit & Wisdom

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All Wit & Wisdom students engage in a transferable process—the Content Stages—to read grade-level texts so that all develop...

Building Knowledge with Wit & Wisdom

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By systematically building students’ knowledge within and across Kindergarten through Grade 8, Wit & Wisdom® embraces and...

A SEASON OF GRATITUDE

Mindy Dorfman is in her 25th year of teaching at Richard Wright Elementary in North Philadelphia. She hastaught nearly every grade there, and...

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