Starting your Values Based Classroom

Daniel Guerrero is a BetterLesson instructional coach who implemented a values-based classroom to support the generation of a strong class culture.[...]
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The Power of Data: Instructional Strategies to Help You Create a Data-Driven Classroom

Teachers have become experts at collecting data, both formative and summative, in the classroom. Data alone, though, is just a set of numbers,[...]
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Building Meaningful Relationships is at the Heart of Teaching Students with Disabilities

In the world of teaching that can be overwhelming, find happiness in the fact that great improvement can be derived from taking the time to form a[...]
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Master Teacher Spotlight: Mary Ellen Kanthack

In my work as an instructional coach at BetterLesson I continue to mine the BetterLesson ELA, Math, Blended and Science Master Teacher Project[...]
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What Teachers and Students Can Accomplish with Project-Based Learning

In our second year working together, Liora Chessin declared she wanted her fifth graders to critically engage with history, a skill set educators[...]
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The Building Blocks of a Mastery Based Learning System (Part 2)

In Molly’s third and final post, she shares the rest of the elements that make up her Mastery Based Learning System. If you want to catch up on why[...]
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The Building Blocks of a Mastery Based Learning System (Part 1)

In her first post, Students Drive Their Learning: What Is A Mastery Based Learning System, 4th grade math teacher, Molly Nealeigh shared why she[...]
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BetterLesson sustaining success among teachers at Groton Elementary

Teaching is a career that is universally praised and seen as virtuous, but often, people don’t realize the rigors and difficulties attached to the[...]
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Students Drive Their Learning: What Is A Mastery Based Learning System?

Before I develop a mastery based learning system in my classroom, I felt like I could never give my students everything they needed. I ran out of[...]
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How to Use Empathy to Address Plagiarism

This sounds familiar… That was the thought running through my head as I read a sentence in Laura’s* essay on To Kill a Mockingbird. Like, really[...]
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