Facilitating Small Group Instruction to Meet Student Needs

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Differentiate Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Small group instruction and one-on-one conferences are possible this year. Five tips to make these types of instruction happen – whether you’re fully virtual or hybrid. In my classroom, like many others, small group instruction is a cornerstone of our structure. In fact, a majority of the teaching I do is done in a small group model. I work … Read More

Grading in the New Normal

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Maintaining student motivation and accountability in a gradeless classroom. Using grades to communicate and provide feedback. Grading practices that promote a passion for learning, a willingness to take risks, and an increased investment in progress. Education has undergone monumental shifts over the past few months. Whether you are in the classroom, in a leadership role, a district office, or … 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: www.teachbetterconference.com.     About Chad Ostrowski Chad Ostrowski is the co-founder of the Teach Better Team and the … Read More

106: Empower Students as Creators – Monica Burns chats with us about empowering students as creators, and the power of purposefully checking in with others every day. 

Teach Better TeamTeach Better Talk Podcast

Speaker, author, and consultant, Monica Burns, chats with us about empowering students as creators, giving kids opportunities to work on projects big and small, and the power of purposefully checking in with others every day. Episode Highlights 2:00 – Rae interrupts Jeff to talk about her classroom…because it’s all about Rae. 3:04 – Rae loves Seesaw. 6:32 – Chatting about … Read More

79: Just A Teacher From Akron – Chelsea Nicolino (Live from the 2019 Akron Public Schools APS3T Conference)

Teach Better TeamTeach Better Talk Podcast

8th grade science teacher, Chelsea Nicolino, chats with us live from Akron Public Schools APS3T Conference in Akron, OH. Chelsea discusses teaching the whole student, getting over a lack of confidence, and embracing social media. Chelsea shares the importance of actually building relationships with your students, why you don’t have to be an expert at everything, and how we all … Read More