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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Tackling the Teacher Shortage in Rural Schools

Chattanooga, TN and Cambridge, MA - April 2, 2018 – As part of an effort to combat an acute teacher shortage in rural school districts, the National[...]
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Pulling Back the Curtain: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Choice Board Implementation

So you’ve made a choice board. You value student agency in the classroom, and you’re ready to try this thing. Before you put your board center stage,[...]
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Press Release: Lindsay USD educators to receive one-to-one coaching from BetterLesson

(Cambridge, MA and Lindsay, CA–  March 19, 2018) –  More than three dozen learning facilitators throughout Lindsay Unified School District will[...]
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