Strategies To Begin Again This School Year

There is nothing like the possibility of a new school year. One of my favorite parts of teaching was the ability to begin again each September. No[...]
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How to Maximize (and Limit) Coach Effectiveness

In a recent Edweek blog post, Dr. Peter Dewitt, the author of several books on school leadership, asked if instructional coaching has become a[...]
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It Takes a Whole Community: Advancing from 23% to 85% of Students Showing Growth

How a Rural District Drove Student Growth through BetterLesson Coaching New Buffalo, Michigan -- In a town with a population of just under 2,000[...]
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What “mastery-based” can look like in the classroom

In Molly Nealeigh’s fourth-grade math classroom at Piney Grove Elementary School in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system, students[...]
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Four Indicators of Strong Instructional Coaching

Effective instructional coaching is the kind of sustained, collaborative, classroom-aligned professional learning that creates tangible outcomes in[...]
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BetterLesson sustaining success among teachers at Groton Elementary

Teaching is a career that is universally praised and seen as virtuous, but often, people don’t realize the rigors and difficulties attached to the[...]
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4 Tips for Making your Coaching Experience Impactful

Professional development is changing. There are numerous new models: blended learning, personalized learning, culturally responsive teaching, and[...]
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Design Studio Stories: Manassas City Public Schools

History of the Partnership In 2015 the Manassas City Public Schools purchased tablets for high school teachers. Eager to find a partner to support[...]
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The Coach And Teacher Dance

What is the best approach for coaching teachers? Is it better to coach a group or individuals? Is there a difference between virtual coaching and[...]
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