Design Studio Stories: Manassas City Public Schools

History of the Partnership In 2015 the Manassas City Public Schools purchased tablets for high school teachers. Eager to find a partner to support[...]
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The Coach And Teacher Dance

What is the best approach for coaching teachers? Is it better to coach a group or individuals? Is there a difference between virtual coaching and[...]
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Three Factors that Make or Break Instructional Coaching

“Reforms are not self-implementing,” say researchers from The Education Alliance at Brown University. “Nor do they penetrate predictably or[...]
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How Do You Get The Kids To Do The Heavy Lifting?

After Ashlee’s unannounced observation, the administrator said, “I kept looking for a student who wasn’t doing what he was supposed to. I never found[...]
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Using Seesaw to Expand the Walls of the Classroom

I always struggled with trying to find ways to have my kindergarten students transfer their french language skills from the classroom to their homes.[...]
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Using Video to Grow Your Teaching

In comparison to the years spent gaining teacher certification, and the process of classroom observation and evaluation, creating a recording of a[...]
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Testing The Waters: Alternatives To Consider If You Don’t Want To Jump Right Into Choice Boards

We are nearing the school year’s end, and we are starting to think about summer: sun, time off, and swimming! This year we jumped right into refining[...]
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Fill The Gaps: From a Classroom Challenge to a Personalized Learning Strategy

We hear the words “Student Centered Learning” often these days. Understandably so, it is crucial that well into the 21st Century, we finally make it[...]
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5 Reasons Why My Students and I Became Addicted to Using Exit Tickets

This guest post was written by Lindsay Rice, 5th grade science teacher at Nations Ford Elementary in Charlotte, NC. Lindsay is a BetterLesson[...]
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Passing the Baton: Tips and Tools To Support Your Students To Take The Lead

  Seeing our students take what we give them and run with it is one of the most rewarding parts of teaching. Ultimately, they finish the race alone,[...]
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