George Lucas Educational Foundation

Beth Pandolpho

Teacher Resource Specialist

Beth Pandolpho is a teacher resource specialist for curriculum and instruction in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District. She has a Master’s of Science in reading and has taught English at the high school and college level for over 20 years. Her book, I’m Listening: How Teacher-Student Relationships Improve Reading Writing, Speaking, and Listening, is due to be released by Solution Tree in March 2020.

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  • Formative Assessment

    Maximizing Students’ Responsiveness to Feedback

    Teacher guidance can help students improve their performance, but it still takes work to get them to engage with and act on that advice.
  • Student Voice

    Simple Ways to Promote Student Voice in the Classroom

    Giving students some say over what happens in class can promote engagement and a strong sense of community.
  • New Teachers

    How New Teachers Can Create a Welcoming Classroom

    A few tips for new teachers who want to foster strong relationships with students and between students.
  • Student Engagement

    Designing Engaging Assignments

    Three tips for coming up with work that sparks real engagement in your students.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Strategies to Help Your Students Feel Heard

    One way to cultivate a classroom culture in which students feel valued and respected is to focus on listening to them.
  • Student Engagement

    Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning

    Giving students choices and the means to assess their progress fosters metacognition and independence.
  • New Teachers

    Setting Priorities as a New Teacher

    Conveying passion and authority while also seeking feedback from peers and students is no small task.
  • Student Engagement

    Designing Lessons for Engagement

    Activities that get students out of their chairs and moving in the room can help them engage with course content, even in high school.
  • Literacy

    Making the Most of In-Class Book Clubs

    Book clubs bring challenges in class management and assessment, but they can lead to improvements in students’ reading ability.
  • Literacy

    Journaling the Old-School Way

    In a class where every student has a laptop, there’s still an argument to be made for keeping a pen-and-paper journal.
  • School Climate

    The Power of Sharing Your Story With Students

    Revealing imperfections and showing vulnerability connects teachers to students—and students to deeper engagement.
  • Literacy

    4 Ways to Help Student Writers Improve

    Guiding students to grow as writers is a long process, and it’s not easy. These strategies can help.