Fill The Gaps: From a Classroom Challenge to a Personalized Learning Strategy

We hear the words “Student Centered Learning” often these days. Understandably so, it is crucial that well into the 21st Century, we finally make it[...]
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5 Reasons Why My Students and I Became Addicted to Using Exit Tickets

This guest post was written by Lindsay Rice, 5th grade science teacher at Nations Ford Elementary in Charlotte, NC. Lindsay is a BetterLesson[...]
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Passing the Baton: Tips and Tools To Support Your Students To Take The Lead

  Seeing our students take what we give them and run with it is one of the most rewarding parts of teaching. Ultimately, they finish the race alone,[...]
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Three Reasons Why Instructional Coaching Is More Effective Than Any Other PD

If you are an administrator deciding what professional development will most effectively build your teachers’ instructional capacity, you know that[...]
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Backwards Planning: A Powerful Strategy for Instructional Coaching

Do you feel like your teachers are losing momentum as the year winds down? As instructional coaches, we start the year supporting our teachers to[...]
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Five Things I Learned While Working with a PD Coach

A conversation between John Wesley Pope, a first-year teacher at Washington County High School and Valerie Librizzi, his BetterLesson coach Wesley[...]
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In the Trenches: Tips and Tools For Choice Board Management

Which activity should I choose? What do I do when I’m done? Can you help me?
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BetterLesson’s Instructional Coach Featured on Truth for Teachers Podcast

One of the toughest parts of teaching students who exhibit disruptive behaviors is a feeling of helplessness for how to best support them. Teachers[...]
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Tech Supports for Authentic Language Development

Synthesize. Analyze. Sequence. Summarize. Classify.
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Required Reading Reconsidered

“Reading feeds the imagination. It expands horizons and offers new and exciting ways of seeing and making sense of our lives and the world around[...]
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