Let curiosity be your guide in 2018

• Professional learning that sparks curiosity
• Research-based instructional & leadership practices
• Includes extended online coaching for 2018–19

NEW Curiosity Guide!

8-page guide helps you unleash curiosity by helping students commit to mastery!

NEW from McREL!

Get 50+ new tools to apply the nine Classroom Instruction That Works strategies in your classroom!


8-page guide helps you strike the right chord with feedback that motivates!

Curiosity Works: Moving your school from improvement to innovation

Free white paper on curiosity-driven school improvement


McREL helps students and staff flourish

Are you ready to change the odds of success for your students and staff? We’re here to help you. We are committed to making a difference in the quality of education and learning for all through excellence in applied research, product development, and service. We translate information into knowledge, knowledge into action, and action into results, collaborating with educators on better ways to help students flourish.

Call us at 800.858.6830 or email info@mcrel.org to get started today.

Latest news and features from McREL

New Book! Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works: Ready-to-Use Techniques for Increasing Student Achievement

Get 50+ classroom-ready tools to easily implement the effective teaching strategies from our bestselling book, Classroom Instruction That Works (2012). Each tool includes a summary of its research-based benefits, implementation guidance and examples, and a “Teacher Talk” section with lesson planning tips. Turn your classroom into a place where high levels of engagement and deep learning happen every day!


2018 Professional Learning Events

We’re excited to announce our 2018 Professional Learning lineup! We’ve added several new innovative sessions, both in the summer and fall, and are offering a bonus: Each of our Denver-based academies and workshops now includes extended coaching for the 2018–19 school year to support your continued development!


New! Unleashing Curiosity Quick Guides

Our Unleashing Curiosity 8-page quick guides are part of McREL’s Curiosity Works™ resources that give teachers and school leaders tips, suggestions, and ideas to encourage professional dialogue with other teachers and increase student curiosity. Combining these insights with McREL’s analysis of best education practices from around the world, our these resources support a better way of transforming schools—not through top-down pressure, but through helping teachers and school leaders work together to develop shared professional expertise and leverage the power of motivation and curiosity.


"McREL has never failed to provide us with innovative ideas, training, and resources."

− Jennifer Parker-Moore, Instructional Tech & School Data Consultant, Macomb Intermediate School District, Michigan

"McREL was instrumental in the development of our state-approved professional development system. I highly recommend them for work in your district."

− Bette Zippin, Director of Professional Development Support, Broward County Schools, Florida

"McREL training transformed my teaching this school year."

− Jessie Altman, Teacher, Francis Howell School District, Missouri

"All of my administrators said that McREL’s Balanced Leadership professional development was extremely meaningful to their practice and allowed them to be reflective learners."

− Debra Kaplan, Superintendent (Retired), West Covina Unified School District, California

Services We Offer

Curiosity Works™

How do we foster curiosity in our students and ourselves on a daily basis in our schools? We have some ideas.


Customized Consulting

Every problem provides an opportunity to learn. Our job is to help you find the root source of your thorniest challenges and work with you on solutions.



Develop the skills and strategies needed to challenge students, develop positive relationships, and consistently deliver high-quality instruction.


Curriculum & Standards

Standards-based curriculum that is both rigorous and allows for personalized, engaging learning opportunities.


Formative Assessment

Just-in-time information that teachers can use to meet today’s “deeper learning” demands.


Instructional Technology

Strategically roll out your technology adoptions and initiatives through PD and coaching, maximizing your tech impact on teaching and learning.



Find the balance between directing and sharing leadership, using specific actions to become true leaders and lift the performance of all students and staff.


Learning Supports

Ensure academic success for all learners by developing early, systemic, and ongoing interventions that help children beat the odds.


Personnel Evaluation

Help your teachers, principals, and superintendents reach their full professional potential and focus on what matters most for student achievement.

Research & Program Evaluation

Gain a big-picture, data-driven view of your education initiatives and programs to determine what’s working, what’s not, and what to do next.


School & System Improvement

Develop a culture of high expectations, and establish data systems to ensure effective instruction for all students.