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Making Student Thinking Visible


Course Description

In this course you will learn skills used to Make Students Thinking Visible (MSTV). You will hear from Jon Saphier, founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc., and Lucy West, Founder of Metamorphosis TLC, on the concepts, embedded values, and operating principles of MSTV. You will explore these principles in depth and practice building a robust talk environment that builds student confidence and extends their capacity to manage discussions. Along the way you will learn about teaching habits that have to change and about the preparation and planning needed to fully integrate MSTV into your classroom.




Making Student Thinking Visible


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“The teachers can't get enough! Teachers rave about the training even given the intensity and workload. They are employing strategies and insights from the training into their repertoire and remark of noticeable improvement in student retention of content.”

Janice Gauthier, Director of Curriculum and Development, Everett Public Schools, MA

“MSTV is transformative in the classroom. It’s a simple, easy way to ensure that your classroom is truly student-centered. Once I created MSTV lessons for the books we read, my students were challenged to think about literature in exciting and personal ways, and I saw the impact in increased student understanding and higher test scores.”

Nancy G. Barile, NBCT, Revere High School, A.P. English Teacher


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Course Presenter

Jonathon Saphier

Jonathon Saphier is founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT), an educational consulting organization dedicated in 1979 to improving classroom teaching and school leadership throughout the United States and internationally. The Ministry of Education of Singapore uses Dr. Saphier’s induction program for all newly hired teachers.

Partner Profile

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has nearly 2,000 professionals in more than 50 offices around the US, in Canada and in Europe. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources.

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