Dr. Jeff Zwiers

Jeff Zwiers is a senior researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He has taught in diverse elementary and secondary schools, worked as an instructional coach in urban school settings, and trained teachers to facilitate effective professional learning teams. He has participated in international education development efforts that promoted bilingual education, critical thinking, formative assessment, and engaged learning. His current research and professional development work consist of collaborating with teachers to learn what works best in real classrooms to help students learn through rich interactions and conversations. And his spare time, he writes books and articles on literacy, thinking, communication, conversation, language development, and bilingual curriculum materials for oral language development in rural schools in Guatemala.