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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    Stop the Slide: Using Data-Driven Instruction to Address Academic Gaps

    We're all eager to return to our classrooms: to see our students, to set up our rooms, and to return to some normalcy. However, returning to school[...]
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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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    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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    Top 5 Instructional Strategies for Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

    One of the most prominent themes in K-12 education right now is student-centered instruction.  Brown University Education Alliance defines a[...]
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    Helping Students Fill Gaps with Mastery-Based Progressions

    In my 20-plus years in the classroom, I have always wanted to get away from teaching to the middle. I’d often ask myself: How do I challenge all[...]
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