BetterLesson's Newest Whitepaper: Tackling Teacher Turnover with Instructional Coaching

In recent years, reducing teacher turnover has become one of the greatest challenges for school and district leaders, particularly those districts[...]
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Tech Supports for Authentic Language Development

Synthesize. Analyze. Sequence. Summarize. Classify.
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There's Never Been a Better Time to Try a New Strategy, Part 1

It’s March already? For many teachers, that means state-mandated assessments are right around the corner. Teachers can get pits in their stomachs[...]
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Empowering and Supporting Teachers as Adult Learners

How do we create a culture in our schools where adults see themselves as learners?
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The Breakout Box Phenomenon- Will This New Teaching Tool and Strategy Benefit My Classroom?

Introduction Over the course of this school year, Ann has been working with her BetterLesson instructional coach, Romain Bertrand, on shifting to a[...]
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What Do You Mean When You Say "Those Kids Don't Want to Learn"?

Anyone who has spent time around young children knows how curious and wonder-filled they are. When my son was five, we'd drive around and he would[...]
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You Taught it. They Didn’t Get it. Now What? 5 Strategies to Use When Re-Teaching

As teachers we often find ourselves most frequently using teaching strategies that make us feel comfortable. But what if what we like best doesn’t[...]
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Three Words that Turn Instructional Coaches into Allies: Show. Don’t. Tell.

While helping Chris Odam, a Kansas City-based in-school ELA instructional coach think through some strategies for helping his teachers improve their[...]
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