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Empower School Improvement With CURIOSITY WORKS®

Imagine a school where every student arrived self-motivated, eager, and passionate about their learning. At McREL, we believe that curiosity is the key to unlocking boundless opportunities for student engagement, motivation, and deep learning.

Distilling years of school improvement and instructional leadership research into specific, actionable guidance, CURIOSITY WORKS® provides evidence-based instructional strategies teachers can use to spark curiosity in their classrooms, creating exciting opportunities for student engagement, motivation, and deep learning.

Unlock the Power of Curiosity with Our Consulting & PD

 CURIOSITY WORKS® is customized to fit your needs by:

  • supporting continuous improvement and innovation, and offering a variety of online/on-site professional learning formats to guide and ignite effective teaching and learning; and

  • fostering curiosity and providing leadership strategies that principals, school leadership teams, and teacher teams can use to take ownership of what goes on in their building.

Our approach walks educators through six phases of curiosity-based school transformation, and we provide practical resources, tools, and activities based on solid research and evidence to make the concepts come alive in your school. Curiosity Works is for all schools—from those struggling to improve to those looking to raise the bar through innovative, learner-centered practices.

Curiosity isn’t static, it’s a continuous journey, and McREL can be your guide.

Contact us today to get resources, coaching, professional learning, and consulting to boost curiosity in your school or system.

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Curious about Curiosity Works? Clue in with these videos.

Introduction to
Curiosity Works

Dr. Kristin Rouleau, a school and district improvement expert at McREL, gives an overview of Curiosity Works, McREL’s approach for guiding school teams along pathways to school improvement and innovation.

Curiosity Works &
School Improvement

Learn how Curiosity Works is different from traditional school improvement approaches, working to help school teams move toward real collaboration, shared expertise, and innovation.

Inside Out

Learn how McREL’s Curiosity Works approach helps schools make “inside-out” changes that focus on existing bright spots, and how this is more powerful than traditional “outside-in” top-down mandates.

Books & Resources for Curiosity

Books and reports to kick off your study of curiosity on your own, with a study buddy, or with an entire school team.

Related Resources for Curiosity

Use these additional  resources to support curiosity among teachers, leaders, and learners in all kinds of communities and at every level of learning.

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