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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    Building Social Emotional Learning into your Classroom

    In the last 10 years, research has increasingly confirmed what many teachers have always known: that students’ non-cognitive skills—such as their[...]
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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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    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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    How my Coach Helped me Transition to a Student-Centered Classroom

    I have been working with my BetterLesson coach, Valerie, for the past two years to make my Jewish Studies classes more student-centered by focusing[...]
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    Five Lessons I Learned Becoming a Blended Learning Coach

    As a teacher, it became evident to me early on that my instruction could be more relevant to my students and more personalized to their needs. And as[...]
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    Define-Explore-Build: Three Simple Steps to Make Your PD More Actionable

    "I hope this PD will allow me to leave with something I can actually use in my own classroom!"
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    Virtual Coaching: Three Factors to Consider When Engaging Adult Learners in Professional Development

    Whether you’re an administrator, teacher leader, or practicing educator, you've likely done it. Done what? If you've participated in a professional[...]
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