Instructional Coach

BetterLesson - Remote - Full time

About BetterLesson:

BetterLesson is an edtech startup committed to transforming teacher professional development at scale. Our PersonalizedPD product combines personalized coaching with our proprietary fast-cycle learning app and proven instructional strategies to enable teachers to quickly and meaningfully shift practice and make huge gains for their students. With over $11 million in total funding since 2009, BetterLesson is poised to bring truly personalized professional development to teachers across the U.S.

Job Summary:

We are seeking full-time coaches to work some combination of remotely and out of our sunny Cambridge, MA office. We’re looking for current or former teachers/coaches who have experience coaching new and veteran teachers in a variety of different subject areas and grade levels. Specifically, experience in MS/HS STEM, all levels of ELL, and/or all levels of Special Education are of particular interest.

You will join the BL team to support teachers to think deeply about their practice and make strategic improvements by utilizing the Try-Measure-Learn process. PersonalizedPD brings lean startup principles to teacher learning by engaging teachers in structured experimentation to address rich problems of practice. It’s awesome and if you’re awesome you should apply.

Role includes:

  • - applying your knowledge of adult learning and leveraging your teaching experience in multiple content areas to virtually coach teachers across the country as they engage in the Try-Measure-Learn process
  • - working closely with our PersonalizedPD design team as we engage in our own structured experimentation, taking strategic and informed risks, and iterate on our company model
  • utilizing your knowledge of pedagogy and content (ELA, History, Math, Science, ELL, Sped, and/or Blended) to identify effective instructional strategies from our Master Teacher Projects for PersonalizedPD teachers to implement in their classrooms
  • - supporting teachers to apply instructional strategies, measure progress, and discuss key learnings through looking at student work and classroom artifacts
  • - supporting teachers in-person to model active pedagogy and kickoff the Personalized PD experience

You should have experience in the following areas:

  • - teaching and coaching in a K-12 environment
  • - overall understanding of the key learnings in the major content areas (ELA, History, Math, Science, ELL, Sped, and/or Blended)
  • - skillful facilitation (virtually and in-person) of adult learning as an instructional coach or other role working with teachers to change their practice and/or mindsets

You should:

  • -be reflective about your coaching practice and actively seek feedback for improvement
  • produce compelling verbal and written communication
  • -  be a self-directed, diligent teammate with 3+ years teaching/coaching experience
  • - love learning from and supporting teachers to improve their practice
  • -get along well with others and work calmly in a fast-paced startup environment

We offer:

  • - opportunity to work with an awesome team to solve important problems
  • - competitive salary
  • - health benefits
  • - generous equity
  • - great office near Porter Square
  • - many permutations of high quality dark chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit
  • - flexible schedule and vacation policy
  • - fun/weird/weirdly fun weekly team get-togethers
  • - chance to spend every day improving the lives of teachers and students

If this gets you fired up, come help us support teachers in taking charge of their professional learning. You know you want to. Apply here.

BetterLesson is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all backgrounds to apply to this position. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Experience Level

3 to 10 years


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