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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Making the Creation of Mastery-Based Progressions Achievable

Ben is a teacher in NC and he has always struggled with a feeling of not providing all his students with what they truly needed at the time they[...]
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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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Strategies to Create a Profound Ripple Effect in Our Classrooms and School Culture

What ripple effect do you want to leave on students and adults in your school building? Our impact as educational leaders can vary. Back in November,[...]
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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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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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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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