Getting to Impact: BetterLesson Launches New Online Instructional Strategies to Inspire and Engage Teachers, Administrators
Ready-to-use resources focus on student-centered teaching to complement its award-winning lesson plan portal
September 2018 – Cambridge, MA – Educators from coast to coast and around the world now have access to a fresh collection of 100 free instructional strategies from BetterLesson to make a greater impact in the classroom, just in time for the new school year.
These high-impact instructional strategies come from BetterLesson’s professional development practice, BetterLesson Coaching. Each strategy provides step-by-step guidance and ready-to-use resources to support teacher growth in areas supported by BetterLesson’s instructional coaches, such as student-centered teaching, project-based learning, and culturally responsive teaching methods.
The strategies provide guidance for a variety of classroom activities and strategic interventions, such as starting the day with a Morning Meeting to build classroom culture, providing differentiated group support with Mild, Medium, and Spicy Strategic Grouping, and celebrating student accomplishments with a Positive News Board.
The strategies are further supplemented with downloadable templates, student work samples, and adaptations to support different contexts and student populations, including English learners and students with disabilities. Many strategies feature videos of teachers in action, related tech tools for blended classrooms, and alignment to Danielson’s Framework for Teaching.
“We’re so excited to launch these new strategies,” said BetterLesson Co-Founder Alex Grodd. “These strategies are designed to give teachers more control over improving their practice in an ever-evolving educational landscape. Teachers want to make an impact for students and are hungry to learn from their peers about what’s working, what they can try, and how to re-energize their classroom experiences.”
BetterLesson’s launch of public strategies follows its redesign of the Master Teacher Project lessons this August, featuring an improved user interface and easier lesson searching and sharing. Later in September, BetterLesson will launch updates to its company site, featuring a streamlined design, enriched content to help school administrators and educational leaders explore BetterLesson’s professional development offerings, and thought leadership from teachers, coaches, and school leaders on the BetterLesson Blog.
BetterLesson was founded by teachers for teachers. Since 2008, BetterLesson has empowered hundreds of thousands of teachers with the skills they need to lead learner-centered classrooms and ensure the success of all students.
After pioneering a simple way for educators to connect and share their most engaging and effective lesson plans, BetterLesson has grown into the leading provider of personalized professional development for K-12 educators of all kinds through one-on-one virtual coaching, Design Workshops, and distributing lesson plans and instructional strategies authored by Master Teachers.