Required Reading Reconsidered

“Reading feeds the imagination. It expands horizons and offers new and exciting ways of seeing and making sense of our lives and the world around[...]
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Tackling the Teacher Shortage in Rural Schools

Chattanooga, TN and Cambridge, MA - April 2, 2018 – As part of an effort to combat an acute teacher shortage in rural school districts, the National[...]
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Pulling Back the Curtain: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Choice Board Implementation

So you’ve made a choice board. You value student agency in the classroom, and you’re ready to try this thing. Before you put your board center stage,[...]
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Press Release: Lindsay USD educators to receive one-to-one coaching from BetterLesson

(Cambridge, MA and Lindsay, CA–  March 19, 2018) –  More than three dozen learning facilitators throughout Lindsay Unified School District will[...]
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Is Technology the Key to Keeping Rural Educators?

Rural school districts have come to a crossroads. Recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers remains a persistent challenge and even a crisis[...]
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Two Big Takeaways from AASA’s 2018 National Conference on Education

Each year, AASA bring thousands of district leaders together for its National Conference on Education. The event is an opportunity for[...]
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To Shift or Not to Shift: A Teacher's Progress Towards Using Choice Boards

In my work as an instructional coach at BetterLesson, I support teachers from New York to Montreal to Egypt to make shifts in their practice and try[...]
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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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4 Ways to Improve Learning Outcomes for All Students

Over the past five years, the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy has presented the Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report to[...]
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The Six Downfalls of Traditional Professional Development

Out of every mode of support we pour into students, high quality instruction has proven to have the greatest impact on their achievement. The buck[...]
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