Instructional Coaching Reimagined

Job embedded. Coach supported.

The only professional development that is personalized, continuous, and tailored to the needs of individual educators and the students in their classroom.

BetterLesson Coaching is classroom-embedded, learn-by-doing professional development that teachers love.
95% of teachers say BetterLesson Coaching had a positive impact on student outcomes.
97% of district leaders report that teachers who received BetterLesson Coaching improved their practice.
96% of teachers would recommend BetterLesson Coaching to colleagues.
94% of teachers who received BetterLesson Coaching said they were more likely to want to stay in the profession.

Small Shifts Lead to Big Rewards

Our tailored approach begins with the educator. Teachers work one-on-one with expert coaches to identify goals, implement and test strategies, and reflect on results. Coaches, acting as thought partners, challenge teachers to take risks and measure student impact using a continuous feedback loop that sustains changes in mindset and practice long after coaching is over.

One-on-one Video Coaching

Teachers receive one-on-one guidance from the best instructional coaches in the field. Coaches help teachers identify goals and implement high-quality, research-based instructional strategies.
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Learn by Doing

BetterLesson's Try-Measure-Learn system encourages educators to take risks, try new strategies, measure effectiveness, and learn from the results. Continuous feedback equals continuous growth.
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Professional Learning Lab

BetterLesson’s Lab is an online platform that features thousands of proven instructional strategies and best practices and contains tools to track impact on student and educator growth.
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Success!

Practice Change

Educators implement instructional strategies and work to master skills to create a more learner-centered practice, developing students that are self-directed, goal-oriented problem solvers and life-long learners.
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How It Works

Identify and Prioritize

Pair with an Expert Coach

We begin by pairing each educator with the perfect coach - an expert advisor and classroom veteran who understands the specific challenges and opportunities your educators face.

Identify and Prioritize

Together, using regular video-coaching sessions, they identify and prioritize goals and begin selecting strategies to meet those objectives.

Real Strategies, Real Results

These are no vague, pedantic ideas about what might work in an ideal world. The BetterLesson Lab is packed with thousands of proven, actionable strategies (and resources) that can be implemented today - to begin seeing results tomorrow.

As educators try strategies, their coaches are there every step of the way, encouraging them to reflect on their success, offering suggestions, and helping tweak and refine until educators get the results they want.

The BetterLesson Lab also provides administrators a window into teacher and student growth, allowing leaders to facilitate conversations about the strategies being used in classroom and reflect on their impact on student learning.

BetterLesson Coaching is being used by thousands of educators across the country to achieve real, measurable results in both student and teacher growth. Find out how we can help.

Each teacher in a Coaching Program gets a license to the BetterLesson Lab, our online professional development platform. Educators can use the Lab to find great strategies, document their progress, and reflect on their professional learning goals.

The Lab allows educators to:

  • Select from hundreds of curated strategies that align with the specific elements of practice they are focused on improving.
  • Gain insights into the ways other educators have implemented a strategy to determine how to best adapt it for their students.
  • Collect and share evidence that demonstrates educator and student progress in a selected growth area.
  • Reflect on progress and track professional growth.

Teacher Coaching
focuses on

Reflecting on student data to implement high-leverage, research-based instructional strategies.

Engaging in a continuous cycle of try, measure, and learn to ensure strategy implementation is improving student achievement.

Using both qualitative and quantitative teacher and student growth metrics to measure success.

Instructional Leader Coaching
focuses on

Identifying high leverage strategies to support the school’s areas of need.

Supporting teachers to improve practice by giving meaningful and actionable feedback.
Implementing high-leverage, research-based systems to support teachers’ use of student data/output.

Optimizing teacher achievement and helping to build a culture of learning among teachers.

Testimonials

Teachers feel supported in trying new things that they wouldn’t have tried without BetterLesson’s support. Teachers are more thoughtful due to the reflection built into the cycle. And, our veteran teachers really appreciate it as they are often the ones providing support to others.

Adriana Harrington
Director of Project Management, Tennessee Department of Education, TN

I would recommend coaching to a colleague because Jessi met me where I was and worked with me on what I needed.  She was able to offer suggestions, be a sounding board, and give encouragement when needed. She pushed me to be reflective through her questioning and allowed me to get to a resolution without “telling” me what to do.  This type of coaching was empowering.

Melissa Oskroba
Grade 9-12 Teacher, Naperville North High School, IL

This coaching experience was tailored to my vision and goals, amazing support and a portfolio was created to help me track my progress and learning as well as reflect on my practice. The regularly  shared meetings were timed perfectly for check-ins.

Tosunda Sherrod-Hill
Math Coach, Fairview Elementary School, MS

I have seen tremendous change in my teachers and thus students who participated in this program.  The ability to get a one-on-one coach to support your pedagogy it’s something that out teachers appreciated! According to our data, we have experienced growth and an increase in grade level proficiency in every content area.

Nancy Martinez
Principal, CMS: Starmount Elementary, NC

High quality personalized professional development that meets the teachers needs within the division vision and frameworks. 

Melissa Saunders
Executive Director of Student Achievement, Manassas City Public Schools, VA

Teachers need mentors. Personally, I loved that these coaches were able to provide outside knowledge to our teachers. When your mentor is from your school, there’s a high possibility of bias due them knowing you personally or knowing your school dynamics, with a Better Lesson Coach, their sole purpose is to coach you through strategy and reflection which allows a refreshing outlook on day to day situations. 

Alicia Berry
Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Metropolitan School, Egypt
  • Adriana Harrington - Director of Project Management, Consolidated Planning and Monitoring at Tennessee Department of Education
    Adriana Harrington
    Director of Project Management, Tennessee Department of Education, TN
  • Melissa Oskroba Grade 9-12 Teacher — Naperville North High School
    Melissa Oskroba
    Grade 9-12 Teacher, Naperville North High School, IL
  • Tosunda Sherrod-Hill
    Math Coach, Fairview Elementary School, MS
  • Nancy Martinez Principal — CMS: Starmount Elementary
    Nancy Martinez
    Principal, CMS: Starmount Elementary, NC
  • Melissa Saunders Executive Director of Student Achievement — Manassas City Public Schools
    Melissa Saunders
    Executive Director of Student Achievement, Manassas City Public Schools, VA
  • Alicia Berry Director of Curriculum & Instruction — Metropolitan School
    Alicia Berry
    Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Metropolitan School, Egypt

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