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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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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How to Create a Classroom Focused on Student-Centered Assessment and Feedback

Do you want to provide students with opportunities to identify their strengths and weaknesses through self-assessments?
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Forward Thinking Leadership: Learning for a Professional Lifetime

Alejandro is in his second year as a principal in a high-needs school. He's been to many trainings that focus on continuous improvement, but even[...]
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The Power of Data: Instructional Strategies to Help You Create a Data-Driven Classroom

Teachers have become experts at collecting data, both formative and summative, in the classroom. Data alone, though, is just a set of numbers,[...]
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