How to Master Personalized Learning

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

HOW TO MASTER PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Personalized learning doesn’t have to be scary. Personalized learning is a phrase that’s going around education and spreading like wild fire. At first thought, it sounds amazing. Being able to provide every student with what they need, when they need it based on their interests and abilities, would be AWESOME! However, when we try to figure out how to make … Read More

4 Ways to Make Sure Your Next District PD Is Valuable (video)

Chad OstrowskiAdministration, Blog, Video

4 Ways to Make Sure Your Next District PD Is Valuable (video)

Was your last PD valuable for your staff? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys, it’s Chad from teachbetter.com. Today I want to talk about how you can make sure that the PD that’s provided for your staff gets the most value, relevance, and impact for the rest of the year. The first thing you need to do when … Read More

Motivating Students Through Increased Engagement

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Mastery Learning

Motivating Students Through Increased Engagement

Motivating Students Is Always A Challenge. Motivating students is one of the most elusive and commonly discussed topics during my work with teachers. Many times, the conversation starts with a statement like, “They just won’t do the work,”or, ”I can’t get them motivated.” I’ve said these things myself, and I’m sure you have, too. The common theme in both of … Read More

5 Ways to Use Padlet in Your Classroom

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Technology

5 Ways to Use Padlet in Your Classroom

What is Padlet? Padlet, in case you aren’t aware, is a fantastic live posting board you can utilize with your students or colleagues to collect, curate, interact, and comment on anything from documents, posts, ideas, or web links.  All this collaboration happens in real-time, and anyone can access it from anywhere as long as they have the link to your … Read More

7 Ways to Make Learning Impossible in Your Classroom

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Survival

7 Ways to Make Learning Impossible in Your Classroom

We talk a lot about how to increase student achievement and improve learning in our classrooms. A lot of these conversations are centered around what needs to be added or changed in a classroom, NOT what should be removed. Many of the practices that still exist in classrooms across the country are not only outdated, but they are making progress … Read More