How BetterLesson Coaching and the Open Up Resources Math Curriculum Made My Classroom More Student-Centered

Kim Kellam teaches Accelerated 6/7 Math, Science, and Leadership in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District in Monterey, California. She met[...]
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The Support that Keeps Rural Teachers in the Classroom

Retaining highly effective teachers is both a challenge and a goal for rural school and district leaders. Research points to one key factor that[...]
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3 Ways Coaching Helps Change Habits

For many people, the beginning of a new year marks a time for setting new goals and resolutions. We joke about gyms being packed for a few weeks and[...]
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Looking Back to Better Look Ahead PRO: A 3-Step Collaborative Protocol to Support Meaningful Reflections

If you are an instructional coach or school-based administrator, have you wanted to pause and reflect with the teachers you support at this time of[...]
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Using Experimentation to Engage Students in the Goal Setting and Reflection Process

Lessons that incorporate experimentation and student choice can transform the learning experience for students. In these lessons students grapple[...]
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Building Social Emotional Learning and Habits of Success into your Classroom

In the last 10 years, research has increasingly confirmed what many teachers have always known: that students’ noncognitive skills - such as their[...]
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How Coaching Helped Me Make My Math and Science Classes More Student-Centered

Juan Lara, a math and science teacher with five years of experience, was part of the first cohort of Kansas City teachers in 2017-18 and again in[...]
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Vocabulary Strategies to Promote Student Growth with English Language Development

Blank faces stare back at me as I read the prompt “Tell your partner something you might find in a garage.” After a few quiet moments, a student[...]
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The Power of Feedback: Helping to Make the Invisible Visible for Students

In the second of a two-part blog, BetterLesson 7th grade Science Master Teacher and 2017 MSTA Middle School Science Teacher of the Year, Leigh Ann[...]
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Building Gratitude into Your Classroom

Around Thanksgiving, many of us pause to reflect on the things, people, and circumstances that make us grateful. Some families even have traditions[...]
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