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
Instructional Resources + Workspace
Teacher Support and Improvement
Students excited about learning, tackling real-world challenges, collaborating and discussing respectfully, owning their progress – these are some of the hallmarks of a learner-centered classroom. And creating this kind of environment is a complex skill that teachers can work on for their entire careers.
BetterLesson coaches are master educators with expertise in adult learning. They model the “learner-centered” approach by creating a safe space where teachers and educators can focus on the exact areas where they need to grow, to create engaging, student-centered classrooms.
Areas of Focus
1:1 Coaching focuses on any of the essential elements of student-centered teaching and learning, usually within a few Learning Domains:
How It Works
Pair with an Expert Coach
Identify and Prioritize
Real Strategies, Real Results
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is something that our teachers appreciated! According to our data, we have experienced growth and an increase in grade level proficiency in every content area.
High quality personalized professional development that meets the teachers needs within the division vision and frameworks.
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.
- Adriana HarringtonDirector of Project Management, Tennessee Department of Education, TN
- Melissa OskrobaGrade 9-12 Teacher, Naperville North High School, IL
- Tosunda Sherrod-HillMath Coach, Fairview Elementary School, MS
- Nancy MartinezPrincipal, Starmount Elementary in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC
- Melissa SaundersExecutive Director of Student Achievement, Manassas City Public Schools, VA
- Alicia BerryDirector of Curriculum & Instruction, Metropolitan School, Egypt