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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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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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Infographic: Tackling Teacher Retention with Instructional Coaching

Reducing teacher turnover has become one of the greatest challenges for school and district leaders in recent years. This is particularly true for[...]
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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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What Do You Mean When You Say "Those Kids Don't Want to Learn"?

Anyone who has spent time around young children knows how curious and wonder-filled they are. When my son was five, we'd drive around and he would[...]
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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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Three Words that Turn Instructional Coaches into Allies: Show. Don’t. Tell.

While helping Chris Odam, a Kansas City-based in-school ELA instructional coach think through some strategies for helping his teachers improve their[...]
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