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Always Essential

Because Educators Are Always Essential

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Fisher & Frey Book Club

The Fisher & Frey Book Club is your opportunity to interact directly with thought leaders, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. You’ll read and engage in lively discussions on topics from Doug and Nancy's best-selling books and focus on the relevancy to today’s challenging situations.

Frequency: 4 book club meetings per book/ 2 sessions per week
When: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: FREE! 
*Purchase of the book is highly encouraged for participation.
Buying a Book? Both print and eBook formats are available. Please consider potential shipping delays for print books during this time.
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Upcoming Meetings


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The Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Playbook

May 18 - May 29

Moderators: Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Teacher Credibility is powerful – it’s probably one of the major mediators of whether or not students learn from a specific teacher. How can you build credibility with your students in the classroom and in online environments?

The meeting outcomes include:

  • Identify the four aspects of teacher credibility
  • Describe the relationship between teacher credibility and teacher collective efficacy
  • Describe the collective efficacy cycle



Creating Student Ownership of Learning

June 8 - June 17

Moderators: Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

We all know that collective efficacy is the new number one influence on students’ learning.  And there is good reason for that. In part, efficacious teachers ensure that their students are assessment-capable, which means that students understand their current level of performance and compare that with the desired level of learning. Assessment-capable learners and their teachers select direct, dialogic, and independent learning approaches they know will help attain their shared learning goals.  They also seek feedback from others, provide others with feedback, and monitor their learning from acquisition through consolidation to mastery.