Building Better Rubrics

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

In This Post: An experience with a badly created rubric. What rubrics should measure… and what they shouldn’t. Ideas to include students in rubrics and assessment. Some time ago, I sat listening to presentations from my students. I paused at a student who obviously had not understood the concepts they were presenting on. The student spoke well, included the required components in … Read More

Teach Happier! Tips for Teaching Happier

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

In This Post: Introducing a new monthly piece: Teach Happier! An overview of what Suzanne will be sharing each month to help educators teach happier. We are all a part of the Teach Better Family because we want to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday and better tomorrow than we were today. We are ALL IN. Being a part … Read More

Top 20 Blog Posts to Start 2020

Katelynn GiordanoDifferentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Tech Better

In This Post: A look back at my favorite blog posts from 2019. Want to be on this list? Guest blog with us in 2020! As we embark on 2020, I find myself reflecting back on 2019. There’s been a lot of growth and change, much of it positive. And at Teach Better, that is always our goal. Better today. … Read More

Adjust Your Lens: Student Behavior is Information

Jacqueline GoodburnBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

In This Post: The importance of removing your personal feelings from student behavior issues. Behavior is information, use it to help provide a better learning experience! Ways to adjust your thinking to better meet the needs of your students and colleagues. “I had a hard day today.“ Anytime that I’ve said this as an educator, the translation really should be, … Read More

Using Words to Cultivate Classroom Community

Kendall LawsonBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better

In This Post: The value of words to build classroom community. One activity to cultivate a meaningful, positive classroom community. The importance of keeping your classroom community strong. Words are powerful. Powerful in the way they are strung together to say something, in the tone and demeanor in which they sound or look, and in the way they can make … Read More