George Lucas Educational Foundation

Blake Wiggs

Instructional Coach

Blake Wiggs received both his M.A. in Teaching and B.A. in Anthropology from East Carolina University, and is currently serving North Carolina educators as an Instructional Coach. As a School Reform Initiative (SRI) Facilitator and Teacher-consultant with the National Writing Project, he is committed to educational equity and excellence, by supporting transformational learning communities in schools. Blake recently co-authored the book, Rethinking Classroom Design: Create Student-Centered Learning Spaces for 6-12th Graders, with Todd Finley.

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  • Diversity

    Pronouns and Bathrooms: Supporting Transgender Students

    We can recognize transgender and gender-nonconforming students when we change their names on class rosters, designate gender-neutral restrooms, and support them in their chosen identity.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Rethinking Tolerance: Ensuring That All Students Belong

    The key to creating a culture of acceptance begins with helping students articulate how they see themselves and the labels they give each other.
  • Technology Integration

    The 21st-Century Socrates: How to Implement a Powerful Hybrid Classroom Model

    Teachers John Suralik and Blake Wiggs teach at two schools 23 miles apart from each other. But by using Skype and the inner circle, outer circle model, they are bringing the a 21st century Socratic seminar to their classrooms, and increasing student participation and engagement.