Retaining highly effective teachers is both a challenge and a goal for rural school and district leaders. Research points to one key factor that increases the likelihood that great teachers will return to their schools year after year: relevant, ongoing instructional support that is personalized to their needs.
In a recent webinar series, we explored the challenges of bringing high quality professional development to rural educators, the factors that contribute positively to rural teacher retention, and the components of an effective coaching model for a rural context. In each webinar, a BetterLesson coach and a teacher from a rural school discuss the instructional strategies and reflection protocols in which they’ve engaged together to create student-centered changes in the teachers’ classrooms.
You can watch the full recorded sessions below.
Supporting High School Teachers with Differentiation Strategies
In this webinar, BetterLesson coach Valerie Librizzi and high school English teacher John Schnitter from Wayland-Cohocton HS in upstate New York discuss instructional strategies that support differentiated, mastery-based learning for students. Learn the components of BetterLesson’s continuous improvement coaching model and walk away with curated instructional strategies that include video overviews and detailed implementation steps. Watch Webinar
Social Emotional Learning Strategies for Teachers and Parents
In this webinar, BetterLesson coach Jo Paraiso and early elementary teacher Barbara VanFlein from Ipalook ES in Alaska discuss social emotional learning strategies that create cohesive supports for children in both the classroom and at home. Learn the components of BetterLesson’s instructional coaching model and walk away with curated SEL strategies that include video overviews and detailed implementation steps. Watch Webinar