Inquiry Focused Classrooms

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: An introduction to inquiry-focused classrooms. 3 simple questions educators can ask to determine the inquiry level in their classroom. Quick suggestions to increase inquiry in the classroom. What’s an Inquiry-Focused Classroom? While the term “inquiry” is pretty popular in education, I think sometimes it gets a bit overcomplicated. Inquiry learning can be a powerful tool that supports many other … Read More

Growing Your PLN Through Podcasting

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Tech Better

In This Post: The benefits of having a wide Professional Learning Network, or PLN. Ways podcasts can help build your PLN as a listener, guest, or host! In my work with teachers across the country, something that constantly comes up is how to effectively grow your “PLN” or “Professional Learning Network”. More than ever this has become a staple in … Read More

Maintaining Rigor Through Distance Learning

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Mastery Learning Better

TL;DR: It’s okay to put out activities quickly when first switching to a distance learning model. Once you’ve made the shift, take time to ensure you’re promoting deep thinking and learning. First and foremost… Maintaining rigor is something that’s absolutely important, but may not be the immediate focus or a top priority of your planning. As you shift or begin … Read More

5 Ways To Support Students and Teachers Virtually

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Survival

TL;DR: A rapid shift to virtual learning can be difficult and stressful. 5 tips to support students and teachers virtually. Examples to implement each tip in your role. It’s Going To Be Ok… The transition to virtual learning or working from home can be a challenge for anyone. But learning and progress don’t have to be totally lost. Regardless of … Read More

BONUS EPISODE – Chad’s Keynote Talk at the 2019 Teach Better Conference

Teach Better TeamBlog, Teach Better Talk Podcast

This is the audio from Chad’s keynote talk at the 2019 Teach Better Conference in Akron, Ohio. Chad shares his story and the creation of the Teach Better Mindset, and the Teach Better Team. For more on the Teach Better Conference, visit:     About Chad Ostrowski Chad Ostrowski is the co-founder of the Teach Better Team and the … Read More