The Teach Different Method is a conversation protocol conceived by practicing educators in response to the traumatic experience of a high school sophomore on the west side of Chicago in 2017.

What started out as a really bad class turned into a really good conversation about revenge the next day which became an obsession to use short quotes to start classroom discussions about ideas that really matter to young people.

Through hundreds of hours of iteration, a worldwide pandemic and input from stakeholders at all levels of education, the Teach Different Method now serves as the key framework for engagement of teachers, students and families in the Conversation Project.