Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is BetterLesson?
A: BetterLesson is a place for educators to connect and share effective curriculum.

Q: What can I find there?
A: You can search for and browse through different types of files, individual lessons, entire units and courses. You can also connect with fellow educators from around the world.

Q: How did BetterLesson get started?
A: BetterLesson got started when educators from Boston and Atlanta became frustrated with the many barriers they faced in trying to find and share great curriculum.

Q: Who runs BetterLesson?
A: You can read all about BetterLesson's team here.

Q: Is BetterLesson a nonprofit?
A: No, BetterLesson was incorporated as a for-profit in 2008.

Q: What is your business model?
A: BetterLesson generates revenue by creating premium, on-site networks for enterprise customers. Though the core platform is (and will remain) free for educators, districts or CMOs can choose to customize their home page and access enhanced functionality by purchasing a Premium Network subscription for their teachers.

Q: Is BetterLesson available in languages other than English?
A: Not at present, but teachers all over the world can use BetterLesson.

About BetterLesson

BetterLesson was founded by a group of teachers from Atlanta and Boston public schools to connect educators and help them create, organize, and share their curricula.

We are focused on aggregating and scaling the most innovative content and practices from high-performing teachers across the country.

Core Principles

Universal Access

Every educator – regardless of school location, resources, or demographics – should have access to the best instructional content in the world.

Real Recognition

A good lesson is a creative achievement. Lesson creators should receive real recognition for their original works.

Curriculum Matters

A high-quality curriculum (180 high-quality lessons in a row) drives student achievement.


Sustained collaboration is fundamental to the creation and delivery of the highest quality instruction.

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