Using Seesaw to Expand the Walls of the Classroom

I always struggled with trying to find ways to have my kindergarten students transfer their french language skills from the classroom to their homes.[...]
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What Makes Coaching Effective? 7 Tips for School Administrators

In-school coaching is the closest thing to job-embedded professional learning schools can use. It is timely, actionable, and an investment in making[...]
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Using Video to Grow Your Teaching

In comparison to the years spent gaining teacher certification, and the process of classroom observation and evaluation, creating a recording of a[...]
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Testing The Waters: Alternatives To Consider If You Don’t Want To Jump Right Into Choice Boards

We are nearing the school year’s end, and we are starting to think about summer: sun, time off, and swimming! This year we jumped right into refining[...]
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Fill The Gaps: From a Classroom Challenge to a Personalized Learning Strategy

We hear the words “Student Centered Learning” often these days. Understandably so, it is crucial that well into the 21st Century, we finally make it[...]
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5 Reasons Why My Students and I Became Addicted to Using Exit Tickets

This guest post was written by Lindsay Rice, 5th grade science teacher at Nations Ford Elementary in Charlotte, NC. Lindsay is a BetterLesson[...]
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Passing the Baton: Tips and Tools To Support Your Students To Take The Lead

  Seeing our students take what we give them and run with it is one of the most rewarding parts of teaching. Ultimately, they finish the race alone,[...]
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Three Reasons Why Instructional Coaching Is More Effective Than Any Other PD

If you are an administrator deciding what professional development will most effectively build your teachers’ instructional capacity, you know that[...]
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Backwards Planning: A Powerful Strategy for Instructional Coaching

Do you feel like your teachers are losing momentum as the year winds down? As instructional coaches, we start the year supporting our teachers to[...]
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Five Things I Learned While Working with a PD Coach

A conversation between John Wesley Pope, a first-year teacher at Washington County High School and Valerie Librizzi, his BetterLesson coach Wesley[...]
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