Master Teacher Spotlight: Mary Ellen Kanthack

In my work as an instructional coach at BetterLesson I continue to mine the BetterLesson ELA, Math, Blended and Science Master Teacher Project[...]
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Designing a Student-Centered Classroom

Do you want your students to be active participants and leaders in creating classroom norms, values, and procedures that are conducive to learning?[...]
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What Teachers and Students Can Accomplish with Project-Based Learning

In our second year working together, Liora Chessin declared she wanted her fifth graders to critically engage with history, a skill set educators[...]
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How One School Leader Used BetterLesson Coaching to Catalyze Practice Change

Adam Bowen, Principal of New Buffalo Elementary School, was a first year principal when the partnership between BetterLesson and New Buffalo began in[...]
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Facilitating Effective Family-Teacher Conferences

I have a confession to make. I am an educator who doesn’t enjoy participating in parent-teacher conferences as a parent. Our son is a sophomore and[...]
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How to Give your Students Content-Based, Real-World Experiences Using Project-Based Learning

Anne is a high school teacher in Tennessee who wants her students to make connections between the content they are learning in Math and real-world[...]
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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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BetterLesson Launches New Online Instructional Strategies to Inspire and Engage Teachers, Administrators

Ready-to-use resources focus on student-centered teaching to complement its award-winning lesson plan portal
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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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