Author: Edward Montalvo

Students gathered and forming a circle in a high school park

Teaching & Learning

Beyond Field Trips: Bringing Place-Based Learning to the Classroom

We need to build classrooms without walls. It sounds antithetical to our assumptions about school. After all, a school is where you go to learn, and classrooms are where teachers…

Group of students in a library seat on a rounded white table

High School & Society

Supporting Our Libraries: Insights from a High School Librarian

When I was hired as the English teacher at PSI High, an XQ Super School, my school leader encouraged me to build a classroom library. I started with graphic…

Female teacher in pink blouse fostering classroom culture by instructing students joyfully and using visual learning tools

Teaching & Learning

Educator Tips on Enhancing Classroom Culture

Subscribe to the XQ Xtra Newsletter One of the first steps in developing a classroom management strategy is establishing a guideline for expectations and behaviors. Whether you’ve been…

Give Me Five Gets A New Look, New Name, and New Expertise

High School Life

Give Me Five Gets A New Look, New Name, and New Expertise

It’s a new year and a new chance for us to help shape the future. My name is Edward Montalvo, the new Senior Education Writer at the XQ Institute. As…

Become a Member

Join our community where teachers, students, school leaders, and families can learn, engage, and lean on each other for support.

Join Now

Our Mission

We created Rethink Together 
to help high school students, educators, 
and families find and share resources.

Learn More about XQ