Ambassador Love

Rebecca HuffBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Grade Better

TL;DR: Rebecca shares her journey about becoming a Teach Better Ambassador and what it means to her to belong to a family of educators who have become friends. She shares things she has learned that have changed her teaching. Ambassador Love My Teach Better journey started with my mentor, Colissa Jordan. She knew that Ambassadors would be the group for … Read More

Science Better: Using Models

Holly StuartBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Teach Further

TL;DR: Models are a great way to determine student understanding of content. Use exemplars to inspire students to do great things. Encourage students to let their passions fuel their creativity, and give them lots of loose parts to experiment with. Provide expectations, but let students determine how they rise to those expectations. Student Designed Models I am big on student … Read More

Providing Better Feedback

Chelsea NicolinoBlog, Engage Better, Grade Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Providing feedback to students is one of the most crucial aspects of our job. In this post, you will find five simple steps to incorporate effective and timely feedback to your students. (1) Classroom environment – establish norms and expectations for giving and receiving feedback. (2) Streamline grading practices – use the same grading rubric. (3) Use online tools … Read More

Elementary Gone Grid: Blog Series Overview

Kari PitstickBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

Elementary Gone Grid: Blog Series Overview Everyone knows The Grid Method Mastery Learning Framework is changing classrooms around the world. But what does it look like at the Elementary Level? This blog series shares the basics of implementing The Grid Method at the elementary level and how to create the most effective elementary grids! Posts in the Series Elementary Grids: … Read More

Elementary Grids: Tips From Our How-To Guide

Amanda BolonBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

TL;DR: When implementing The Grid Method with primary grades, consider the physical setup of your room. Evaluate your routines. Create an environment where failure is welcomed. When a student succeeds quickly, or they need a break from learning, allow them to lead. Run student-led conferences in your classroom. Elementary Grids: Tips From Our How-To Guide Is mastery learning something elementary … Read More