Take Your School To New Heights

Give teachers and families the tools to have unforgettable conversations every day.

  Zoom trainings that model conversations from the student’s perspective

  Practice in a powerful 3-step conversation method anyone can learn

  Social emotional learning curriculum to make unforgettable conversations routine

  Access to on-demand resources and lessons to help with implementation

  New conversations every week that model the 3-Step Method

  Discounts for faculty enrolling in advanced training

 

Take Your School To New Heights

Give teachers and families the tools to have unforgettable conversations every day.

  Zoom trainings that model conversations from the student’s perspective

  Practice in a powerful 3-step conversation method anyone can learn

  Social emotional learning curriculum to make unforgettable conversations routine

  Access to on-demand resources and lessons to help with implementation

  New conversations every week that model the 3-Step Method

  Discounts for faculty enrolling in advanced training

 

  • You want to give teachers a way to make content more engaging
  • You want to embed social emotional learning in your educational practices…
  • You want parents to feel empowered to further their child’s education….
  • You want students to critically think and develop a voice in conversations…
  • You want to promote equity and culturally responsive teaching…

When teachers and parents are having amazing conversations with young people, a foundation of social emotional support is created that fuels student engagement, language acquisition and academic learning.

Great Conversations Are Critical

“Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”  Criss Jami, Salomé

What We Do

Our universally designed 3-Step method helps teachers and parents facilitate amazing conversations with young people.

How We Do It

  • We facilitate online trainings to teach our 3-Step Method
  • We manage a professional learning community
  • We host online courses
  • We create turn-key curriculum maps

How To Get Started

  • Get access for our full curriculum map for $50/user/year!

The Teach Different conversation method can be used in any educational setting: face-to-face, blended or online.

The Teach Different conversation method can be used by parents to have meaningful conversations with young people. The involvement of parents in specific, impactful educational practices strengthens the “school-parent compact.”

Teach Different videos, assignments and curriculum resources help schools build capacity for parent and family involvement by providing “materials and training to help parents work with their children.”

Research shows that student engagement is a powerful predictor of student achievement. Teach Different’s method provides parents and teachers a go-to practice that can be used to make any type of educational content more engaging.

The Teach Different Method can easily be introduced as a professional development activity for parents and teachers through live or virtual settings.

Teach Different conversations support the learning of academic content at home and at school and engage teachers and parents in the same educational mission.

  • Guidance on how to use a 3-Step method to get great conversations going
  • Access to PDFs and Google Forms for pre-conversation activities
  • An auto-populating Google spreadsheet strategy that makes student assessment effortless
  • Student-friendly videos perfect for reliable bell ringers and reflective prompts
  • Lesson ideas to help make academic content more engaging
  •  Instructional videos on what to expect from conversations and how to make them last
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Chris Walsh – Roscoe, Illinois – Middle School Teacher

“The art of dialogue and conversation needs saving!”

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James Plaza – Grayslake, Illinois – High School Sociology Teacher

“I got a call from a parent complementing the types of questions that we are having their kids think about and the discussions that they are creating at home.”

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Karen B. – Alaska – Social Studies and Science Facilitator

“I find this method really solves many issues for our teachers in having to encourage discussion, bring in social and emotional learning, as well as students’ native culture AND tie it to the curriculum.  It’s like the Swiss Army Knife for lesson planning.”
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Jason Jansczak – Grayslake, Il – Social Studies Department Chair, District 127

“The student videos are great springboards to an end-of-discussion writing assignment centered around an essential question.”

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Paraskevi Stamatouko – DuPage County, Illinois – EL Coordinator CUSD200

“I love the organic opportunities to connect students to the curriculum by discussing major life themes and connecting them to their lived experiences.  Such a great method for buy in!”

John C. – Lombard, Illinois – Middle School Bi-Lingual and English Language Reading Specialist

“Not only have the Fouts Brothers taken concept-based curriculum and digested it for you into a simple method, but they are giving you a means to reach all students, from the English learner and special education student to the highest achieving pupil in your class. Their 3-Step method provides a huge avenue for differentiating instruction for all these types of learners, it keeps the learning student driven, and remains based in interdisciplinary standards. Using this method will make content meaningful and accessible for all your students.”

Colleen A. – Roscoe, Illinois – Middle School Social Studies/Math Teacher

“I feel the 3-Step Process has opened up great conversations among my students that would not have surfaced without it.  The process has proven to me conversations are a vital tool in my classroom.”

Schedule a Zoom Training

Teach Different will walk participants through the 3 Step Method for conversations and model an actual conversation from the student’s perspective. Participants will then learn how to apply the method directly to online and face-to-face classrooms and review assessment procedures for measuring the impact of conversations on students.

Explicit SEL Instruction

Zoom Training participants receive a six month trial of the full social emotional learning curriculum.  Teachers and families enjoy 40+ conversation kits, over 150 lessons, assignments, videos and other resources to help build the confidence to implement conversations.  Students gain a voice in the classroom.

Integrate SEL into Academic Instruction

The power of conversations reveals itself when conversations are used as “hooks” for academic content.  Teachers and families beginning to master the 3-Step Conversation Method are exposed to advanced training that helps integrate conversations with teaching subjects and units of study. 

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