• Used in thousands of schools and districts across the country

  • Recommended by top researchers and experts

  • Winners of multiple awards, including the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019 Teachers’ Choice Award for Professional Development.

The use of these proven, teacher-friendly tools will unquestionably engage learners while enhancing the quality of classroom assessment practices.

Jay McTighe

Co-author of the Understanding by Design Series

This book is packed with powerful, easy-to-use tools. Anyone who wants to improve teaching—teacher, coach, administrator, anyone—will find it incredibly useful.

Jim Knight

Author of The Impact Cycle and Better Conversations

This amazing, extensive, and well-researched collection of instructional tools should be in every teacher’s professional library.

Arthur L. Costa, EdD

Professor Emeritus, California State University

Why Tools?

Our award-winning line of Tools books is founded on a recognition that too often goes unstated: teaching is hard work. That’s why we’ve spent over thirty-five years working with educators to turn the best educational research into practical techniques that are easy to implement in the classroom. We call these techniques tools because they’re designed to make the hard work of teaching easier and more effective.


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Tools for Igniting Curiosity

By Bryan Goodwin, Harvey F. Silver, Susan Kreisman, and Matthew J. Perini
Foreword by R. Thomas Dewing

As educators, we all wish for our students to become more self-motivated and to show a greater passion for learning. But how can we turn this universal wish into classroom reality? How can we help our students develop that “yearning for learning” that spurs discovery and promotes deep understanding? By tapping into the most basic and powerful learning drive of all—curiosity.

Combining the research-based insights of curiosity expert Bryan Goodwin with ready-to-use instructional tools developed by Harvey Silver and the Thoughtful Classroom team, this book will help you unleash the power of curiosity in your classroom. Designed for teachers of all grade levels and content areas, Tools for Igniting Curiosity provides everything you’ll need to get your students fired up about learning.

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