New book! OUT OF CURIOSITY

Restoring the Power
of Hungry Minds for
Better Schools, Workplaces,
and Lives

Improving Teacher Practice

Debunking the myth of the performance plateau

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25% off select Curiosity Works
books & guides
through Oct. 15

Unleashing Curiosity with Quality Questioning

8-page guide with tools to improve students’ motivation to learn by asking questions.

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Latest news and features from McREL

Curiosity Works: A Guidebook for Moving Your School from Improvement to Innovation

Our new guidebook is for K–12 educators and school leadership teams who are ready to drive what goes on in their building and harness the power of curiosity to advance student learning and teacher effectiveness. This guidebook leads school leadership teams through a six-phase journey toward powerful improvement and innovation, and includes 17 practical tools to help your staff work together toward great outcomes.

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NEW BOOK! | Out of Curiosity: Restoring the Power of Hungry Minds for Better Schools, Workplaces, and Lives

Do you feel like misplaced priorities are preventing a breakthrough at work? That your kids’ school has all the potential for greatness but keeps turning in flat results? That connecting deeply with others seems more difficult than ever? You’re not imagining it: Like many of us, you may feel like you’re running out of curiosity. Join McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin, a former business writer and high school teacher, as he explores this uniquely human yet easily overlooked characteristic.

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Unleashing Curiosity Quick Guides

Our Unleashing Curiosity 8-page quick guides are part of McREL’s Curiosity Works™ resources that give teachers and school leaders tips, suggestions, and ideas to encourage professional dialogue with other teachers and increase student curiosity. Combining these insights with McREL’s analysis of best education practices from around the world, our these resources support a better way of transforming schools—not through top-down pressure, but through helping teachers and school leaders work together to develop shared professional expertise and leverage the power of motivation and curiosity.

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− Jennifer Parker-Moore, Instructional Tech & School Data Consultant, Macomb Intermediate School District, Michigan

"McREL was instrumental in the development of our state-approved professional development system. I highly recommend them for work in your district."

− Bette Zippin, Director of Professional Development Support, Broward County Schools, Florida

"McREL training transformed my teaching this school year."

− Jessie Altman, Teacher, Francis Howell School District, Missouri

"All of my administrators said that McREL’s Balanced Leadership professional development was extremely meaningful to their practice and allowed them to be reflective learners."

− Debra Kaplan, Superintendent (Retired), West Covina Unified School District, California

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How do we foster curiosity in our students and ourselves on a daily basis in our schools? We have some ideas.

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Every problem provides an opportunity to learn. Our job is to help you find the root source of your thorniest challenges and work with you on solutions.

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Gain a big-picture, data-driven view of your education initiatives and programs to determine what’s working, what’s not, and what to do next.

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Develop a culture of high expectations, and establish data systems to ensure effective instruction for all students.

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Does your ed-tech product improve K–12 teaching and learning outcomes? Our research team will help you find out. Visit McREL’s Ed-Tech Evaluation website.