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Rebound! Learning Recovery Resources & Services


"The greatest travesty that can arise for schools is if we rush back to the old normal, and learn nothing, or little, about what’s worked well these past 18 months. That’s why our focus is on rebounding and taking the opportunity to create an even better schooling system, one that serves even more students, and focuses more on what matters most.”

Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Dominique Smith & John Hattie



Let’s agree not to reduce the impact that our expectations have on students’ learning.

What if we talk about learning leaps instead of learning loss? What if we identify where students are in their learning and identify critical content that they must learn now to accelerate their performance in the future? And what if we raise our expectations for students rather than lower them?

This is where you can rely on Fisher, Frey, Smith, and Hattie’s Rebound! Learning Recovery Resources & Services. Together, we’ll bounce back, come back better, and benefit from the many lessons learned to:

  • Accelerate learning
  • Rebuild agency
  • Reignite engagement
  • Restore social-emotional well-being
  • Reimagine better systems for schooling

About Rebound

Professional Books

How Tutoring Works

How Tutoring Works distills the complexity of strategic moves effective tutors make to build students’ confidence and competence. Harnessing decades of Visible Learning® research, this easy to read, eye-opening guide includes: 

  • Examples of impactful tutoring conversations, including what to say and what not to say when building a relationship with a learner.
  • Specific approaches to use when establishing credibility, addressing challenges to learning, leveraging the relevance of knowledge, setting goals, and ensuring practice.  
  • Learning strategies, with effect size, for teaching and learning content, including specific strategies for improving reading, writing, and mathematics. 
  • Tips and tools for helping students develop powerful cognitive, metacognitive, and affective study skills. 
  • Resources and advice for establishing an effective and transformational tutoring program.

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Rebound book cover

Complete with tools and strategies, prompts and exercises, Rebound: Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery, and Rethinking Schools will help teachers:

  • Address the collective traumas we have experienced during the pandemic and rebuild our sense of agency and self so that both teachers and students can link student success to their efforts
  • Evaluate what we have learned about remote teaching and learning to determine what to carry forward and what to leave behind
  • Shift the narrative from learning loss to “learning leaps” and implement instructional and assessment practices that ensure our students build skills, develop agency, and accelerate gains
  • Redefine classrooms, learning experiences, the ways schools operate, and the very idea of schooling itself.

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Leading the Rebound

Inside Leading the Rebound: 20+ Must-Dos to Restart Teaching and Learning administrators will find immediate actions, mindsets, and approaches to take if we’re to reimagine and improve our schools and school systems, including how to:

  • Take stock and find the path
  • Rebuild collective teacher efficacy
  • Foreground social and emotional learning
  • Ensure instructional excellence
  • Establish restorative practices
  • Future-proof teachers and students
  • Plus 16 more must-do’s to restart teaching and learning

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Explore Simultaneous, Hybrid & Distance Learning Professional Books & Resources

Professional Learning Services

Our Rebound institutes and professional learning workshops are designed to help schools and teachers rebound from the trauma, anxiety, and chaos of the COVID-era. Check out our professional learning options and head back to an improved version of school that takes advantage of all we learned about teaching, learning, and ourselves during this stressful but innovative period.  

While both our institutes and workshops are held virtually, find out the key differences and which works better for you and your team. 


Attend an upcoming virtual institute 

Our institutes are public, scheduled, one-day virtual learning events that are best for: 

  • Learning about different topics and hearing from thought leaders 
  • Individuals or small groups 
  • Anyone to attend to get various perspectives and takeaways from all over the world 

Register for an upcoming Rebound virtual institute today! 

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Virtual PD

Book personalized, virtual workshops with a certified consultant 

Our virtual workshops are professional learning opportunities designed for schools or districts who want to bring a certified consultant to their school (virtually!) to explore different content areas. Workshops are best for: 

  • Engaging in personalized and customized services for lasting impact, scheduled at your request 
  • A large group in your school or district to work through the content together alongside the consultant to create a practical action plan
  • Schools or districts that want multi-day consulting services held specifically for your district to ensure impactful implementation 

Get started on your journey today!

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Summer Learning Enrichment

Deliberate Practice in Tutoring

How to Reverse Summer School Effect Sizes

Summer School Teaching Tutorial


Upcoming Professional Learning Events

Blog Posts and Podcasts

Free Resources

Recorded Webinars

Reinvesting & Rebounding: Where Evidence Points for Accelerating Learning

The Evidence Behind Acceleration

How Best to Invest CA Funding



Rebound: Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery, Rethinking Schools

Leading the Rebound: Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery, and Rethinking Schools

How Tutoring Works


Leaders Coaching Leaders Podcast Clips

Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey: How to Come Back Stronger

Douglas Fisher: Where We Are, Where to Next

Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey: Key Take-Aways from Pandemic Teaching

View the full Leaders Coaching Leaders episode Accelerating Learning After Covid-19 wherever you get your podcasts.

Instructional Tools