Top 10 Ways to Get Students Speaking in the Target Language (Part 1)

As much as world language teachers spend much of their curriculum developing 3 out of the 4 modes of communication (reading, writing, and listening),[...]
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Creating a Student-Centered Routine for In-Class Presentations

Learning to speak in front of others and express ourselves clearly are not only  Language Arts skills, but skills that are applicable to all content[...]
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How my Coach Helped me Transition to a Student-Centered Classroom

I have been working with my BetterLesson coach, Valerie, for the past two years to make my Jewish Studies classes more student-centered by focusing[...]
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Strategies for Developing Growth Mindset in Early Childhood Classrooms

Confident, curious, and happy. These are character goals that I set for myself as an educator, and qualities I hope to instill and support in my[...]
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Five Lessons I Learned Becoming a Blended Learning Coach

As a teacher, it became evident to me early on that my instruction could be more relevant to my students and more personalized to their needs. And as[...]
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"Talk it Out!: How Designing My Own Math Strategy Made a Difference for my 3rd Graders"

I am a firm believer that with the right coaching structure around them, most educators will relish the opportunity to creatively design solutions to[...]
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Exciting News! BetterLesson Partners with Newsela to Develop New Literacy Strategies

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We hope you’re being showered with praise and acknowledgment for the work you do each day to help every student[...]
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Infographic: Tackling Teacher Retention with Instructional Coaching

Reducing teacher turnover has become one of the greatest challenges for school and district leaders in recent years. This is particularly true for[...]
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There's Never Been a Better Time to Try a New Strategy, Part 2

Ah, springtime in the life of a teacher! For those who have never been there, it might be tempting to imagine us gracefully coasting along until the[...]
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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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