Jeff and his wife Peggy Jo provide consulting services to schools through their in-service company, ART for Teachers, Inc. We provide keynotes, workshops, and most importantly, long-term in-service courses and work with teachers and schools over time.

About Jeff

Jeff has many multifarious interests.

Professionally his interests include teaching, teacher research, creating collaborative inquiry curricula with students.  His intervention techniques and studies involve teaching with drama/action strategies, with technology, with visualization strategies, with inquiry environments, with various questioning schemes, discussion and group structures.  He has researched expert engagement in adolescent readers, and has extensively studied struggling adolescent readers.  He is currently studying the effects of inquiry environments on students and teachers, and is researching students who intensely engage with non-traditional texts typically marginalized by schools.

Personally Jeff loves the arts (reading, writing, movies, dance, theater and composing of all kinds) and the outdoors (backpacking, whitewater kayaking, rafting, nordic skiiing, mountain and road biking).

Customer testimonials

"Jeff and Peggy offer fabulous in-services that are immediately applicable in the classroom. They are teachers and they think and talk like teachers. They provide many insights and without jargon or catchwords."

"Jeff thinks as hard and as creatively about teaching and how to do it better than anyone I know."

"Peggy Jo loves teaching and she revitalized mine.  She knows how to teach through inquiry and through the arts!"