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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  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.