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Erik M. Francis is the owner and lead professional education specialist for Maverik Education LLC, providing professional development, guidance, and support in teaching and learning for cognitive rigor. He works closely with K–12 schools across the nation developing active and authentic teaching and learning experiences that address the cognitive rigor of college and career ready standards by challenging and engaging students to demonstrate higher-order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge.
Francis has been an educator for more than 20 years, working as a middle and high school English language arts and math teacher, a site administrator, and an education program specialist in the Title I unit of a state education agency. He is also a featured presenter for the Education Development and Support Program offered through Grand Canyon University.
Explore eight types of questions and how to use them to provide scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.
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