Teacher Review For BetterLesson

BetterLesson? We Think You’d Better Listen To It!

Chris C.
Classroom teacher
Concordia International School Shanghai
Pudong, 31
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This site is useful to all K-12 teachers, especially those teachers who find themselves quickly assimilating the Common Core environment. The lessons themselves are of high quality, yet the added benefit to teachers are the resources included with each lesson. As teachers, we need to modify curricular materials to better meet our students’ needs. BetterLesson allows you to secure the resources for a lesson and use them as you see fit. I use this site!!! There are hundreds of lessons that I like to look at as a high school Social Science teacher. This site is high on my "go to" list.
My Take
BetterLesson is a website that archives over 10,000 Common Core aligned lessons created by over 130 master teachers. Each lesson addresses specific Common Core standards, and veteran teachers vet each lesson. I have no concerns fore using this site. I often question how “expert” expert teachers are, given the motivations of the organization to legitimize itself in the eyes of the visiting public. That being said, the lessons that I did explore were uniformly superior compared to the “average” free lesson plan out there. The lessons were robust, and tied to the Common Core in logical, detailed, and clear ways. The committment and learning curve are low! Follow the link, sign up in seconds, and set the defaults to automatically pull up only those resources that match your teaching load. Until mind reading devices are invented, I cannot think of an easier process flow. The cost? Free! Suitable for all K-12 grade levels Website Link: http://betterlesson.com/