Welcome to Side-by-Side
We teach the latest PreK-12 research-based theory and content in an engaging and accessible way—then “walk the talk” by turning around and working side-by-side with teachers and administrators to implement these best practice methods in real classrooms with real students.
To Supporting Teacher and Staff Growth
“We understand the importance of building trust with teachers and are adept at encouraging and supporting staff as they implement new ideas and methods”.
We understand that not all areas of need can be addressed at once, and are able to help schools and districts prioritize their many identified needs into two or three high-need, high impact areas, and then guide them to stay focused on those identified areas within their action planning. From there, we focus on achieving tangible and successive “quick wins” targeted at the quantity and quality of instruction provided to students, building momentum in the improvement effort.
Raising Student Achievement
Our scaffolded support for coaches, principals, and superintendents is centered around the types of actions that are proven to make the most difference for leaders whose goal is raising student achievement (Robinson, Hoepa, & Lloyd, 2009), including:
Promoting and participating in teaching and learning
Planning, coordinating, and evaluating curriculum
Setting goals and clear expectations
Ensuring an orderly and supportive school environment
What We Do
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Read the latest articles from our blog which covers the latest trends in school improvement!
In our last post, we discussed learning progressions and their helpfulness in not only understanding children's development in mathematics, but their usefulness in planning and differentiating instruction. If you didn't get an opportunity to download the progression...read more
Number sense—or a child’s “fluidity and flexibility with numbers” (Gersten & Chard, 2001)—is a critical early learning skill that should be developed during the early years. Number sense encourages children early on to think flexibly about numbers and promotes...read more
“Learning is not a spectator sport.” -Chickering & Ehrmann, 1996 Effective teaching goes beyond student engagement to instead ensure that every student is actively learning, interacting with others, and participating. In this previous blog post, Taking It Beyond...read more
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