Helping Students Fill Gaps with Mastery-Based Progressions

In my 20-plus years in the classroom, I have always wanted to get away from teaching to the middle. I’d often ask myself: How do I challenge all[...]
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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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Define-Explore-Build: Three Simple Steps to Make Your PD More Actionable

"I hope this PD will allow me to leave with something I can actually use in my own classroom!"
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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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How to Give your Students more Ownership, Voice, and Choice in your Classroom

Do you want to include more choice in your classroom but are worried about giving up control? Would you like your students to set, manage, and[...]
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