I just love your energy! Making the workshop so interactive and nudging us out of our comfort zones was awesome.
— Administrator, Spokane, Washington
Better understanding students’ lives has helped tremendously in shifting the knowledge dynamic in the classroom. This was one of the best professional development experiences in my 30+ year career.
— Teacher, Highline School District, Washington
As well as learning more about inquiry, it was a great team building exercise both with staff members that I usually spend time with and with staff members that I don’t usually spend time with. Thank you!
— Teacher, Queen Margaret School, British Columbia, Canada
This workshop is the most I have ever participated, tuned into, and been engaged with. (It’s also the most I’ve ever written onto an evaluation form!) Thank you for modeling the practices instead of just speaking about them!
— Principal, Seattle, Washington

Our Recent Consulting Work

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (Summer 2018) Lead facilitator, Guiding Student Inquiry: Inquiry-based Instruction for Title II statewide summer teacher conference at Seattle Pacific and Gongaza Universities

Liberating Structures for Educators (Spring 2018) One-day immersion workshop at the University of Washington

Symposium for Teaching and Learning (Spring 2018) Selected to present research on "Student-Led, Lecture-Free" undergraduate classrooms at the University of Washington

Northwest Association of Independent Schools (Fall 2017) Annual conference presenter Inquiry: What Does It Look Like? and a one-day inquiry immersion workshop at The Bush School

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (Summer 2017) Lead facilitator, Creating Dynamic and Engaging Classrooms for Title II statewide summer teacher conference at Seattle Pacific and Gongaza Universities

Queen Margaret School, Duncan, B.C. (Fall 2016) One-day workshop for independent school teachers on Creating Engaging Classrooms through Inquiry

University Child Development School (UCDS) Ongoing contract to help research and develop the College of School Culture, a lab-based Master in Teaching and School Leadership program

St. Luke Elementary School, Shoreline, Washington (2015-16) Year-long workshops and coaching for the staff at St. Luke Elementary, a K-8 parochial school on active learning, inquiry-based instruction and utilizing social media for professional development

Highline Public Schools, Burien, Washington (2015-16) One-year contract to create and facilitate the Teacher Leaders workshops and lab classroom support initiative for district secondary specialists and teacher leaders at Pacific MS, Chinook MS, Highline HS

College Access Now, Seattle, Washington (2016) One-day interactive presentation on Powerful Classroom Management Strategies for HS Students

Federation of Independent Schools Association, Keynote Speaker, Vancouver, B.C. (Spring 2015) Keynote speaker for the 50th Anniversary on inquiry-based instruction 

West Seattle High School, Seattle, Washington (2014-16) Primary consultant with the Career Ladder teachers and staff leading workshops and lesson simulations on inquiry, real-time coaching, PLC facilitation (using Consultancy Protocols from the National Reform Faculty), Japanese Lesson Study (lesson rehearsals and peer observations), and gathering student feedback through video and written surveys

Kamiakin Middle School, Kirkland, Washington (Spring 2015) One-day workshop on Inquiry-Based Instructional Practices

Harvard Elementary, Briargrove Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary, School at St. George Place, Houston, Texas (Summer 2015) Five-day workshop on Creating Curious Classrooms

The American Community Schools Learning Differences Conference, Athens, Greece (Spring 2015) Keynote address and break-out session: The Most Engaging Classrooms in the World 

Alberta Association of International Baccalaureate World Schools, Edmonton, Canada (Fall 2015) What Does Inquiry Look Like? lesson simulation and workshop 

Washington Gifted & Talented Conference, Tacoma, Washington (Fall 2015) “Bulk Up Your Toolkit” Inquiry: What Does It Look Like? workshop 

Schools Out Washington Bridge Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (Fall 2015) Workshop on Inquiry in out of school contexts 

IB Americas Conference, Washington, D.C. (Summer 2014) Workshop presentation on Inquiry: What Does It Look Like? simulation and workshop with simultaneous translation