The Teach Better Team was originally founded on their passion for Mastery Learning utilizing The Grid Method Mastery Learning Framework, created by our Co-Founder and owner Chad Ostrowski. However, education is more than simply the successful implementation of one framework - it takes a whole circular system to create, manage, monitor, and maintain a dynamic, student-success-driven classroom, building, or school district.
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Teach Better Team's "360 Roll Out Plan"
Your Complete Path to Lasting Educational Transformation! 

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, it's crucial to have a comprehensive strategy that not only keeps up with the times but propels your school or district forward. That's where the Teach Better Team's 360 Rollout Plan comes in. Our mission is to empower educators with the tools, strategies, and support they need to thrive, and this dynamic wheel graphic encapsulates the essence of our holistic approach.

Progressive Instruction

At the core of our work is the commitment to progressive instructional methods. We understand that education is a living, breathing entity, and it's essential to stay at the forefront of innovative teaching practices. We're not about quick fixes. Our comprehensive plans dive deep into progressive instructional methods, ensuring your educators stay ahead of the curve.

Aligned Content Implementation:

To truly impact students' lives, content implementation must align seamlessly. Our approach ensures that the curriculum and teaching strategies are harmonized for maximum impact. This alignment helps create a cohesive educational experience for your students, making learning more engaging and effective.

Personalized Student Success: 

Every child is unique, and their learning should be too. We firmly believe in personalized student success plans that cater to the unique needs and aspirations of each student. We'll work with you to prioritize these plans so all students can be reached and every individual can reach their full potential.

Time for Teachers:

We believe in work-life balance. Our approach is not only about student growth but also about giving time back to educators. We strive to help teachers find that equilibrium, fostering an environment where they can excel both personally and professionally.


A Supportive Environment

We create a nurturing environment that's more than just a job – it's a passion. Your teachers will feel motivated, inspired, and valued.

True Long-Term Change: 

We're not a "one and done" solution. The Teach Better Team is committed to lasting, sustainable improvements that evolve with your school or district. We become your partner on this educational journey; adapting and evolving our strategies to meet your school or district's evolving needs.


State or National Standards Comprehension

"State or National Standards Comprehension" refers to the ability of educators and stakeholders in the field of education to understand and grasp the content and expectations outlined in state or national educational standards. It involves comprehending what students are expected to learn and achieve at various grade levels, as well as the specific knowledge and skills outlined in these standards.

Standards Prioritization Process

"Standards Prioritization Process" is the method or approach used to identify and select the most essential and relevant elements from a set of educational standards. This process helps educators and curriculum developers focus their efforts on teaching and assessing the key concepts and skills that are most critical for student success, ensuring that the curriculum aligns with the intended learning outcomes.

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Webb's Depth of Knowledge

Webb's Depth of Knowledge is a framework used in education to categorize and assess the cognitive complexity of learning tasks and questions. It classifies learning into four levels, from basic recall and comprehension (DOK 1) to more complex analytical and application skills (DOK 4). It helps educators design assessments and instruction that align with the desired level of cognitive engagement.

Target Design

Target Design in education involves the intentional planning and creation of learning objectives or goals. It aims to define specific, measurable, and achievable targets that guide instruction and assessment. Effective target design ensures that educators have clear outcomes in mind and helps students understand what they are expected to achieve.

Understanding Mastery Questions

This concept pertains to the art of crafting questions and assessments that gauge a student's deep understanding and mastery of a subject. Mastery questions go beyond surface-level knowledge and challenge students to apply their knowledge, think critically, and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in a particular topic or skill. Developing such questions is essential for assessing and promoting true mastery in education.

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Developing Mastery Questions

This concept pertains to the art of crafting questions and assessments that gauge a student's deep understanding and mastery of a subject. Mastery questions go beyond surface-level knowledge and challenge students to apply their knowledge, think critically, and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in a particular topic or skill. Developing such questions is essential for assessing and promoting true mastery in education.

Aligned Assessment Creation

"Aligned Assessment Creation" refers to the process of designing assessments, such as tests, quizzes, or assignments, that closely align with the intended learning outcomes and objectives of a curriculum or educational program. It involves ensuring that the questions, tasks, and criteria for evaluation are directly related to what students are expected to know and demonstrate. Aligned assessment creation helps educators accurately measure whether students have achieved the desired knowledge and skills outlined in the curriculum.

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The Grid Method: Mastery Learning Framework

"The Grid Method" is an educational approach that emphasizes personalized, student-centered learning. It involves breaking down curriculum content into smaller units or "grids," with each grid representing a specific skill or concept. Students work through these grids at their own pace, focusing on mastering each one before progressing to the next. Mastery learning ensures that students thoroughly understand and demonstrate proficiency in each topic before moving forward, promoting a deeper understanding of the material and greater overall learning success.  [EXPLORE MORE HERE]

The Teach Further Model: Project-Based Learning (PBL)

"The Teach Further Model" combines elements of project-based learning with traditional instruction to create an integrated and immersive educational experience. In this approach, students engage in project-based learning activities that are designed to extend and deepen their understanding of core curriculum content. These projects are interconnected with traditional lessons, providing students with a holistic view of the subject matter. The Teach Further Model aims to foster critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and real-world application of knowledge while ensuring alignment with academic standards. It offers an innovative way to engage students in active learning and connect classroom concepts to practical, meaningful projects.

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Effective Feedback Delivery

Effective feedback delivery refers to the skillful and constructive communication of feedback to students, focusing on providing specific information about their performance to support their learning. It involves offering clear, actionable, and timely feedback that helps students understand their strengths, areas for improvement, and how to progress further in their learning journey. Effective feedback delivery is a critical component of formative assessment, promoting student growth and enhancing their understanding of the material.

Grading & Reporting

Grading and reporting in education have transcended traditional boundaries, now embracing the precision and equity of standards-based grading. This evolved approach entails meticulously evaluating and communicating students' performance, aligning each assessment, assignment, and task with specific learning standards within a subject or course. These dynamic systems go beyond assigning grades, providing a nuanced view of a student's mastery across individual standards. They serve as indispensable tools for assessing progress, enhancing transparency for parents and stakeholders, and driving data-informed educational decisions, ultimately fostering a deeper commitment to educational excellence.

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Classroom Management

Classroom management refers to the strategies and techniques educators use to create an organized and productive learning environment. It encompasses behavior management, student engagement, and the establishment of routines and expectations to facilitate effective teaching and learning.

Trauma-Informed & DEI Practices

Trauma-informed and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) practices in education prioritize understanding and addressing the impact of trauma on students' lives. These practices also emphasize creating inclusive, equitable, and culturally sensitive learning environments where all students feel valued, supported, and have equal access to educational opportunities.

Executive Functioning 

Executive Functioning Training focuses on enhancing students' cognitive skills like planning, attention, memory, and task management. This training involves understanding key components of executive functioning, designing supportive interventions, and evaluating their impact on student outcomes. By mastering these strategies, educators can help students improve their organizational and problem-solving abilities. Effective executive functioning training is essential for boosting academic performance and overall well-being.

Co-Teaching Practices

Co-Teaching Training focuses on the skills and strategies needed for effective collaboration between teachers in the classroom. This training includes understanding different co-teaching models, setting clear goals, designing inclusive and engaging learning experiences, and evaluating the impact of co-teaching practices on student outcomes. By mastering these skills, educators can create a more dynamic and supportive learning environment. Effective co-teaching practices enhance instructional quality and student engagement, making it an essential component of modern education.

Leadership & Strategic Planning

Leadership and strategic professional development planning involve the skills and strategies employed by educational leaders to guide the growth and development of their staff. It includes identifying professional development needs, setting goals, designing meaningful learning experiences, and evaluating the impact of these efforts to enhance teaching and educational outcomes within an organization. Effective leadership and strategic planning play a pivotal role in shaping the professional development landscape in education.

Building a Master Schedule

Building a Master School Schedule involves the skills and strategies required to design an effective and efficient timetable that meets the diverse needs of students, teachers, and the school community. This process includes understanding curriculum requirements, balancing class sizes, coordinating shared resources, and accommodating special programs and needs, including special education. Special education scheduling ensures that students with disabilities receive appropriate support and services within the general education framework. By mastering these skills, school leaders can create a well-structured schedule that optimizes instructional time, supports inclusive education, and enhances educational outcomes. Effective master scheduling plays a pivotal role in ensuring smooth school operations and fostering a productive and equitable learning environment.

Paraprofessional Training 

Paraprofessional Training focuses on equipping classroom aides with the skills and strategies needed to effectively support teachers and students. This training includes understanding instructional techniques, behavior management, special education needs, and effective communication. By mastering these skills, paraprofessionals can provide essential support in diverse classroom settings, enhance student learning experiences, and contribute to a positive educational environment. Effective paraprofessional training is crucial for maximizing student success and fostering a collaborative school culture.

Coaching & Support 

"Coaching & Support" is a professional development approach that involves providing guidance, mentorship, and personalized assistance to leaders within an organization, typically in an educational context. The aim is to enhance their leadership skills, decision-making abilities, and overall effectiveness. Leadership coaching offers leaders opportunities for reflection, goal-setting, and skill-building, often leading to improved leadership practices and organizational outcomes. It focuses on individualized support to help leaders grow, develop, and excel in their roles.

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