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Beth Dankert Sattes

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Beth Dankert Sattes is a co-developer with Jackie Acree Walsh of Questioning and Understanding to Improve Learning and Thinking (QUILT), a nationally validated professional development program on effective questioning. They are also co-authors of Inside School Improvement (2000) and co-presenters of the Video Journal in Education series Questioning to Stimulate Thinking (1999). These two former classroom teachers have trained hundreds of administrators and teachers across the nation in effective questioning. Their other joint ventures have focused on creating effective professional development for educators, sharing leadership for continuous school improvement, and creating a culture for high-performance learning communities. A recent example of their work is the design and delivery of professional development for school improvement specialists—consultants or staff who work to develop the capacity of schools to improve achievement for all students. They have also developed professional development modules on improving school culture (for the Southern Regional Education Board) and leading learning communities (for the Alabama Leadership Academy). Beth Dankert Sattes holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in early childhood special education from Peabody College. Both Sattes and Walsh have served as faculty for the National Staff Development Council’s Academy.

Contact Beth Sattes at beth@enthusedlearning.com.


  • Questioning
  • Differentiation
  • Brain-Based Compatible
  • Learning
  • Teaching Methods



  • Thinking Through Quality Questioning: Deepening Student Engagement: With the adoption of more rigorous standards, including the Common Core State Standards, questioning to engage all students in thinking at high levels has become an essential classroom practice. In this session, through facilitator modeling, participants will explore how to best use questioning that leads students to thoughtfully respond, stimulates student questions, and deepens student learning.

    Attendees will be able to:

    • Reflect on the kinds of thinking in which they want students to engage—and the kinds of questions that stimulate these levels of thinking
    • Explore the attributes of questions that engage students in thinking
    • Use questioning strategies to scaffold student thinking to higher levels