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...

Using Complex Texts to Address Unfinished Instruction

At Great Minds®, we believe all students deserve opportunities to read complex texts, complete grade-level tasks, and engage in meaningful...

Understanding Wit & Wisdom

Guidance

Deep understanding of each module and the Wit & Wisdom approach will empower you to fully leverage the curriculum to foster students’...

Setting Goals and Planning for Next Year’s Wit & Wisdom® Implementation

THIS MONTH’S FOCUS

In last month’s issue, we discussed the cycle Wit & Wisdom educators can follow to strengthen their Wit & Wisdom ...

Reflecting on Wit & Wisdom® Implementation

THIS MONTH’S FOCUS

“Few people can learn in a vacuum—all but the most solitary creatures among us crave reflection and feedback on our work. …...

Navigating Year One of Wit & Wisdom® Implementation

Be patient and trust the process. Give yourself and your students some grace, especially during the pandemic. And know that your students will...

Preparing for Statewide and Standardized Assessments with Wit & Wisdom®

THIS MONTH’S FOCUS 

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

Reflecting and Refreshing for Social Emotional Learning

THIS MONTH’S FOCUS 

“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

THIS MONTH’S FOCUS 

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

THIS MONTH’S FOCUS 

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

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