Empowering and Supporting Teachers as Adult Learners

How do we create a culture in our schools where adults see themselves as learners?
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The Breakout Box Phenomenon- Will This New Teaching Tool and Strategy Benefit My Classroom?

Introduction Over the course of this school year, Ann has been working with her BetterLesson instructional coach, Romain Bertrand, on shifting to a[...]
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You Taught it. They Didn’t Get it. Now What? 5 Strategies to Use When Re-Teaching

As teachers we often find ourselves most frequently using teaching strategies that make us feel comfortable. But what if what we like best doesn’t[...]
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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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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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