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Elizabeth Dankert Sattes

Sattes, Elizabeth

Beth Sattes is the co-developer of Questioning and Understanding to Improve Learning and Thinking (QUILT),  and she is focused on creating effective professional development for educators, sharing leadership for continuous school improvement, and creating a culture for high-performance learning communities.

Areas of expertise
  • 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