Read, Repeat, Reveal

By Emily Gula, with Sara Young and Erik Winland

In this third installment of a five-part blog series, Great-Minds teacher-writer Emily Gula connects with students and teachers around the country to learn about their successes using Wit & Wisdom in their English…

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Get Organized

By Emily Gula, with Emily Deaton

In this second installment of a five-part blog series, Great Minds teacher-writer Emily Gula connects with students and teachers around the country to learn about their successes using Wit & Wisdom in their English classrooms.

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Joseph Bruchac On The Importance and Impact of Identity

In this first of a series of interviews with Wit & Wisdom teacher-writers and the authors whose work is featured in the curriculum, we caught up with award-winning novelist Joseph Bruchac. We asked him four questions about how his…

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What a Wonderful World

By Emily Gula, with Caitlin McGregor

In this five-part blog series, teacher-writer Emily Gula connects with students and teachers around the country to learn about their successes using Wit & Widsom in their English classrooms.

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Striving for Greatness

LaKendra Butler is the founder and school leader of STRIVE Collegiate Academy, a diverse charter middle school for Grades 5–8 in Nashville, Tennessee. As an early adopter of Wit & Wisdom, Butler shares her experience opening a school while simultaneously introducing a new English…

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Finding the Joy in Rigor

By Rachel Stack

Rachel Stack is the Director of Humanities at Great Minds, where she leads the team of excellent teacher-writers who created the English Language Arts curriculum Wit & Wisdom. Rachel began her career teaching 3rd and 8th grade in New York City…

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A Season of Gratitude

By Mindy Dorfman

Mindy Dorfman is in her 25th year of teaching at Richard Wright Elementary in North Philadelphia. She has taught nearly every grade there, and has now taught her students’ children. She’s a mom to her 13 year old son, and wife to a very…

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Inside the Classroom: Engaging Students through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

By Tonya Davis

Tonya Davis is an 8th grade English teacher at Friendship Blow-Pierce Middle school in Washington, DC. She recounts her first year of teaching Wit

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