Classroom Management Reconsidered

When I was in elementary school, my parents told me that when I had to go to the bathroom, I should ask my teacher for permission to leave the room.[...]
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It Takes a Whole Community: Advancing from 23% to 85% of Students Showing Growth

How a Rural District Drove Student Growth through BetterLesson Coaching New Buffalo, Michigan -- In a town with a population of just under 2,000[...]
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What “mastery-based” can look like in the classroom

In Molly Nealeigh’s fourth-grade math classroom at Piney Grove Elementary School in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system, students[...]
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The Building Blocks of a Mastery Based Learning System (Part 2)

In Molly’s third and final post, she shares the rest of the elements that make up her Mastery Based Learning System. If you want to catch up on why[...]
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The Building Blocks of a Mastery Based Learning System (Part 1)

In her first post, Students Drive Their Learning: What Is A Mastery Based Learning System, 4th grade math teacher, Molly Nealeigh shared why she[...]
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Four Indicators of Strong Instructional Coaching

Effective instructional coaching is the kind of sustained, collaborative, classroom-aligned professional learning that creates tangible outcomes in[...]
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BetterLesson sustaining success among teachers at Groton Elementary

Teaching is a career that is universally praised and seen as virtuous, but often, people don’t realize the rigors and difficulties attached to the[...]
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Students Drive Their Learning: What Is A Mastery Based Learning System?

Before I develop a mastery based learning system in my classroom, I felt like I could never give my students everything they needed. I ran out of[...]
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How to Use Empathy to Address Plagiarism

This sounds familiar… That was the thought running through my head as I read a sentence in Laura’s* essay on To Kill a Mockingbird. Like, really[...]
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