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An experienced educator and noted author, Jay McTighe provides consulting services to schools, districts, regional service agencies and state departments of education. Jay’s professional efforts are devoted to six inter-related educational goals:

• Improving the quality of student thinking

• Mapping the curriculum around “big ideas” and essential questions

• Developing the 21st Century Skills of critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration

• Creating performance assessments for measuring what matters most

• Engaging students in meaningful learning around authentic tasks

• Teaching for understanding and transfer

A popular and effective speaker, Jay McTighe is available for a variety of presentation venues, from Keynote addresses to multi-day workshops. For further information, contact him via e-mail or phone, (410) 531-1610.

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Follow Jay McTighe on Twitter

The competition for our students' attention is fierce. @jaymctighe & @judywillis have some thoughts on how to approach this dilemma. I found this discussion helpful as they approached this issue from different viewpoints. #teacher #teachertwitter #edchat

One of my heroes in education, Dr. Frank Lyman, has authored a new book offering 100 great teaching ideas. Frank is the inventor of the widely-used Think-Pair-Share technique. Any educator will benefit from the practical wisdom packed into this book!

Over the years, I have written 26 articles and blog posts for ASCD (Educational Leadership, ASCD Update, etc.). Here is a link where you can view them all:

We always hear how important it is to teach our students "real-world thinking skills." The million-dollar question is, how? In this short episode, @jaymctighe provides 5 strategies we can implement today. via @ASCD #teachertwitter #edchat

On Saturday January 28th, I'm doing a session on "Creating a culture of formative assessment" for @toddle_edu's IGCSE Leaders Meet-Up. Register for free here:

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