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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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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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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