In 2008 our founders, both teachers, bonded over the unique challenges educators face as they decide how to keep a classroom filled with students engaged each day. Their mutual exasperation animated BetterLesson’s founding conversations and in 2009 BetterLesson was born.
Our free lesson plan and curriculum resource site, BetterLesson Plans is a robust community of over 500,000 teachers, sharing lessons as they teach them every day. We teamed up with the NEA, The Learning Accelerator and The Gates Foundation to add the best practices of over 200 Master Teachers from around the country. Today you can access over 16,000 lessons searchable by standard, grade or subject. Mind you, these aren't just normal lessons; they're super accessible and classroom-ready. Our Master Teachers even shared reflections, real-life insight into what worked, what misfired and tips/tricks to successful implementation.
This is what drives us as a company. It is why we are in the education business. It is why our founders started out as teachers...they believe passionately in the mission of supporting others to become better too. We hope that BetterLesson Plans provides you with a bit of content and community to support you on your journey to be a better teacher.