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Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver

BetterLesson Instructional Coach

Caitlin is a literacy specialist in Winooski, Vermont, where she works largely with refugee students. Previously, she worked in Boston and Juneau Public Schools as an ESOL, Special Education, and history teacher. Caitlin strives to be an anti-racist educator and has a passion for supporting all students to develop as engaged and active global citizens.

Student writes math problem.
Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver March 30, 2022

Student-Centered Math Conversations for More Engaged Learners

Create a student-centered math environment with small shifts in instruction for more powerful learning opportunities and engaged students....
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Teacher talks with student in classroom.
Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver March 30, 2021

Student Voice: In Planning for Next Year, We Need it More Than Ever

The return to in-person school offers us a chance to reimagine for our students, by including student voices in the process. Learn how from coach Caitlin!...
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Group of students working together.
Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver February 23, 2021

Re-Engaging Students Through Story Telling Sparks Creativity

BetterLesson Coach Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver shares how giving students a chance to tell their stories throughout the year can deepen connections and build student engagement....
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Teacher talking to student.
Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver November 3, 2020

How Do I Get Students to Turn in their Work? Tips for Asynchronous Learning

Coach Caitlin Macleod-Bluver shares 3 growth areas if you're struggling to engage students in asynchronous online learning: ownership, collaboration, and relationships....
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School leader reviews documents.
Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver September 15, 2020

How Do I Increase Student Engagement in Distance Learning?

Keeping students engaged during distance learning can be tough. Learn some tips to ensure students are actively learning during the synchronous time....
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Man teaching group using computers
Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver July 28, 2020

Teaching in a Hybrid Learning Model: 3 Ways to Use In-School Time

An essential part of creating a hybrid learning plan is making the most of your in-person time. Here are 3 things to keep in mind when planning for the fall....
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School leader reviews documents.
Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver July 1, 2020

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

Whether you are a teacher, coach, or leader, you can use data-driven instruction to address academic gaps and the "slide."...
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Student raising hand in front of laptop
Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver May 26, 2020

Distance Learning: 4 Great Ways to End the School Year

Here are four great ways to think about wrapping up the school year while remote....
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Student watching math class on laptop
Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver May 5, 2020

Distance Learning: Supporting Students with Disabilities

With distance learning, many fear that students with disabilities are at a disadvantage. Here are 5 strategies to support students with disabilities with remote learning....
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