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A Conversation with Margaret Coughlan

“The more teachers are connected, the better we can support our California students.” Better Together: Tell us about yourself. Where do you teach, and how long have you been a teacher? Margaret Coughlan: I teach second grade at Camino Pablo Elementary School in Moraga, California. I’ve been teaching more than 20 years. I went into […]

Twitter Chat Recap: “Tapping The Potential in ALL Learners: Addressing Learner Variability”

On Monday April 10th, the Better Together team hosted another #BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat, this time with New Teacher Center’s Sharon Grady. The topic of the chat was “Tapping The Potential in ALL Learners: Addressing Learner Variability”. During the chat, we explored what learner variability is and how teachers can accommodate learning styles in their classroom. Below is […]

Twitter Chat Recap: “Examining Unconscious Bias to Strengthen School Communities”

Twitter Chat Recap: “Examining Unconscious Bias to Strengthen School Communities” On Monday March 13, the Better Together team hosted our fourth #BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat of 2017 with New Teacher Center’s Jennifer Ammenti. The topic of the chat was “Examining Unconscious Bias to Strengthen School Communities”. During the chat, we explored how unconscious bias can affect the […]

Twitter Chat Recap: “What is the maker movement and why should you care?”

Better Together Twitter Chat Recap: “What is the maker movement and why should you care?” On Monday February 13, the Better Together team hosted our third #BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat of 2017 with educator and founder of EmpowerMINT, Robert Pronovost. The topic of the chat was “What is the maker movement and why should you care?”. During […]

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual California Teachers Summit: July 28, 2017!

In classrooms across California, teachers are working hard to foster inclusive classrooms, spark learning and equip all students to succeed. This is a difficult job, especially at a time when our country is divided and our core values as educators are being challenged. Now more than ever, teachers deserve an opportunity to come together and […]