3 Mistakes Districts Make with Professional Development (PD) – Video

Chad OstrowskiAdministration, Blog, Video

3 Mistakes Districts Make With Professional Development - Video

How was your last professional development session?  Video Highlights Having worked with hundreds of districts around the country, we have seen some amazing PD sessions, and we’ve seen quite a few that just don’t work. What we’ve found is that most of those that don’t work, don’t work because of three key mistakes that districts make with PD. Districts … Read More

Mastery-Based Learning vs. Task-Based Learning

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Video

Mastery-Based Learning vs Task-Based Learning (video)

Are you assessing for mastery or task completion? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys. Today I want to talk about if you’re assessing for mastery or task completion, and there’s a very big difference between these two things. Lot of times when we assign work we assess for completion of a task. And the problem with this is, … Read More

Oh no, it’s August already?! (video)

Rae HughartBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Survival, Teach Further, Video

Oh No - It's August - Video

Are you ready for the new school year? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Holy smokes! I don’t know if you realize, but I cannot believe it’s August. It is ridiculous, this summer has been jam packed for me personally, getting to work with teachers, going to conferences, working on my own classroom, I cannot believe that the year is … 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

Overcoming the Fear of Mastery Learning (video)

Tiffany OttBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Video

Overcoming the Fear of Mastery Learning - Video

Is fear stopping you from implementing mastery learning in your classroom? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys! Tiffany Ott here, and today we are going to talk about a super duper important topic. Fear. Now, I’m not talking about fear in our students, we have a lot of strategies for dealing with that, right. So test anxiety, tons … Read More