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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The Support that Keeps Rural Teachers in the Classroom

Retaining highly effective teachers is both a challenge and a goal for rural school and district leaders. Research points to one key factor that[...]
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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 Gratitude into Your Classroom

Around Thanksgiving, many of us pause to reflect on the things, people, and circumstances that make us grateful. Some families even have traditions[...]
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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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Let's Talk About Math: 5 Tips For Facilitating Productive Student Discourse in Math Classrooms

The way students learn and interact with Math has changed. Teachers are rapidly learning and adapting to new curriculums, new standards, and shifts[...]
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Starting your Values Based Classroom

Daniel Guerrero is a BetterLesson instructional coach who implemented a values-based classroom to support the generation of a strong class culture.[...]
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