Our Mission

For over forty years, Silver Strong & Associates has meant the best in training, coaching, and supporting educators. By paying attention to what research and practice tell us about effective instruction and what motivates students, we’ve been able to help hundreds of school districts across the country raise the quality of teaching and learning.

For our team, “It’s All About the Learning.”

Who Are We?

For over forty years, Silver Strong & Associates has been providing engaging and effective professional development to schools and districts throughout the United States. Our capacity to provide onsite and online PD on a wide range of topics, coupled with our award-winning library of practical teaching strategies, makes us uniquely qualified to help the schools and districts that we partner with advance their school improvement efforts and achieve real results.

As lifelong educators, we understand that schools need simple, but effective solutions to the challenges they face. Instead of vague or complicated recommendations, we offer concrete strategies for raising student achievement across content areas, grade levels, schools, and districts. Our strategies are research-based, easy to implement, and designed to work in real classrooms—whether traditional, online, or blended.

Introduction to

The Thoughtful Classroom

In our work with hundreds of school districts, we have found that the most successful schools make five key commitments to their staff and students. Let us help you make these five key commitments.

Our comprehensive approach to professional development is designed to help every school and district make and support these five commitments. We call this approach to professional development The Thoughtful Classroom.

“The combination of the research and practical tools provided by the Thoughtful Classroom is a marriage made in heaven. I have used the Thoughtful Classroom approach to turn around four different schools with various demographic challenges.”

—Robert Wilson
Principal, Cherokee Bluff Middle School,
Flowery Branch, GA