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BetterLesson September 26, 2023

Student-Centered Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders

Explore the key principles and practical steps to promote student-centered learning within the classroom and school community....
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BetterLesson September 15, 2023

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With These Fun and Educational Lesson Plans

Looking for Hispanic Heritage Month Activities? Here is a round-up of lesson plans created by BetterLesson master teachers, complete with standards alignment and suggestions for differentiation....
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Matt Homrich-Knieling September 5, 2023

The Key Role of Curriculum Choice in Student Learning

Curriculum plays a huge role in student learning. In this blog post, you will learn specific roles that curriculum can serve, which in turn guides decision-making around curriculum implementation....
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Nikki Alvarez August 25, 2023

Not Just Phonics: Creating Lifelong Learners with the Science of Reading

Uncover the influence of the Science of Reading in education and bridge the gap between theory and practice to creating lifelong learners....
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Matt Homrich-Knieling August 17, 2023

Best Practices for Principals to Have a Great School Year

Learning actionable ways to ensure a successful and sustainable school year!...
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Matt Homrich-Knieling August 15, 2023

Mentorship Matters: The Role of Seasoned Educators in Welcoming New Teachers

High turnover rates among new teachers is a serious concern. Utilizing seasoned teachers as mentors is a powerful tool for welcoming and retaining new teachers. We’ve compiled a list of suggestions for how to approach creating a successful teacher mentor program....
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Matt Homrich-Knieling July 20, 2023

Things to Consider Before Your School Adopts a New Curriculum

There is so much to consider when adopting a new curriculum. We’ve developed a list of questions and insights to help guide your process of deciding whether you’re ready to launch a new curriculum. ...
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BetterLesson July 20, 2023

5 Things Principals Can Do Over the Summer to Get Ready For Next School Year

Summer is a great time for principals to reflect and plan for the upcoming year. Here are 5 suggestions to make the most of your summer....
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Matt Homrich-Knieling July 20, 2023

ESSER Funds: What Are They, And How Can You Make Them Work For Your School?

The deadline for ESSER II funds is quickly approaching. We’ve simplified this process by giving an overview of ESSER funds and explaining how BetterLesson might be a useful resource for districts. ...
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