Dispelling 4 Common Myths about Instructional Coaching

    Recently, a colleague came to see me and begrudgingly shared that the district picked her to work with an instructional coach at BetterLesson. When I[...]
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    Coaching Teachers on Remote or Hybrid Learning: 5 Lessons Learned

    As a secondary school special education and math teacher, my favorite moments were when I watched students look at a math problem, select a strategy,[...]
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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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    Looking Back to Better Look Ahead: The PRO Co-Reflective Protocol

    If you are an instructional coach or school-based administrator, have you wanted to pause and reflect with the teachers you support at this time of[...]
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    7 Strategies for Building Gratitude in Your Classroom

    With childhood depression and anxiety on the rise, many schools and districts are looking to social emotional learning practices to help. A growing[...]
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    How Instructional Coaches Can Support Teachers in the Writing Process

    This is the second blog in our Newsela student-centered literacy blog series. You can find the first installment here and the third installment here.
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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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