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...

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...

Grassroots Enthusiasm Powers Adoption of Evidence-Based ELA and Math Curricula

The Pentucket (Massachusetts) Regional School District’s journey to using high-quality mathematics and English language arts (ELA) instructional...

Educators Embrace Knowledge-Building Curricula, from Playground Conversations to Math Sprints

Improved achievement on state tests tell part of the success story at Capitol Collegiate Academy, a K–8 public charter school in Sacramento,...

Meet the Wit & Wisdom Fellows: Tabitha Garvin

When Tabitha Garvin, a grade 5 educator, first heard about Wit & Wisdom® as an instructional coach in her district, she was drawn in by the positive...

Meet the Wit & Wisdom Fellows: Devin L. James

Grade 5 and 6 Humanities Educator Devin L. James shares an experience teaching with Wit & Wisdom® that many can identify with. While his first year...

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 implementation: ...

Adopting a Knowledge-Building Curriculum During the Pandemic

Despite many obvious complications, starting to implement Wit & Wisdom® (the language arts curriculum from Great Minds®) during a pandemic delivered...

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. …...

Louisiana Leads with Content Leader Program

There’s no magic wand to conjure successful curriculum implementation. To be successful, teachers must intensely prepare for instruction by, among...

Great Minds Seeks Wit & Wisdom® Professional Development Fellows

For Immediate Release

Contact: Chad Colby: chad.colby@greatminds.org (202) 297-9437

Tuesday, November 19, 2019—Great Minds® is seeking Professional...

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