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The Alabama Best Practices Center works to help teachers and administrators develop the competence, commitment, and courage to do whatever it takes to improve student learning.




Quality Questioning in Muscle Shoals: Highland Park and Webster Elementary

Quality Questioning is a highly effective way to engage our students in deeper learning. To help ensure more Alabama teachers gain access to training in quality questioning, ABPC has begun offering QQ Institutes, led by national expert Jackie Walsh. In the first of three guest posts by instructional partners in Muscle Shoals City, Dianna Ritter reports on the QQ experience at Highland Park and Webster elementary schools.

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Using Powerful Storytelling to Teach, Coach, and Lead

We all like good stories. Stories capture our imagination and invite us to consider the possibilities that life presents us. Stories often offer an escape from our daily hum-drum routine. But can they change behavior or invite people to consider a different perspective? Bob Garmston, co-founder of Cognitive Coaching and author of The Astonishing Power of Storytelling, thinks so.

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