An Action Plan for Closing Gaps and Accelerating Growth

    Unfinished learning is high on teachers’ priority lists this school year. But in bringing students up to speed, maintaining depth over coverage is[...]
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    8 Simple Ways Data Can Be Used to Personalize Instruction

    Technology has given us access to more data than ever. How can we sort through all of our formative assessment data and turn it into actionable steps[...]
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    How Do I Get Them to Turn in their Work? Tips for Asynchronous Learning

    As a BetterLesson instructional coach, I work 1:1 with teachers across the country, as well as facilitate small group discussions during Virtual[...]
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    Distance Learning: 4 Great Ways to End the School Year

    In a traditional setting, the end of the school year is filled with lots of field trips, celebrations, and reflections. Teachers keep students[...]
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    3 Tenets of Culturally Responsive Secondary Literacy Instruction

    Across the country, we have a deep literacy problem: According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), in 2019 only 35% of 4th[...]
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    Blended Classroom Design: A New Learning Domain

    In last week’s blog post, we highlighted updates to our website. Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a closer look at some of the new elements[...]
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    Infusing Student-Centered Literacy Practices into an Established Curriculum

    This is the fifth blog in our Newsela student-centered literacy blog series. You can find the previous installment here and the subsequent, and[...]
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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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    Unpacking Student-Centered Instruction for Literacy: A Blog Series

    Student-centered literacy instruction is a skills-rich and text-robust approach to teaching literacy that emphasizes student choice and ownership of[...]
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