Teacher Review For BetterLesson

Ready made math and ELA curricula & lesson plans for all grades

Jonathan S.
Classroom teacher
The Science and Medicine Middle School
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
Typically I have used Betterlesson.com to find lessons and curricula that match current units of study for middle school ELA. Often times I select single lessons from a particular curriculum; rarely have I thought an entire curriculum verbatim from Betterlesson.com. The challenge in this approach, however, is many lesson's feature on this site are built on top of other lessons. This can lead to skipping important steps in learning a particular skill or learning target,
My Take
Better lessons is constantly being upgraded (which is a good thing) and features master teachers with vast classroom experience and their lessons. Right now it only features math and ELA lessons and curricula. Lessons are often very specific and the quality of the lessons vary vastly.